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The Mets make their move! Well, they sign Chad Cordero

Jul 21, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

He’s not Ted Lilly, Prince Fielder or some holy man who will come in and cure all that ails the Mets’ unhappy clubhouse, but hey, he’s a bullpen arm:  the Mets are signing Chad Cordero.

Cordero is coming off labrum surgery a couple of years ago and he was let go by the Mariners. Such facts aren’t generally considered a relief pitcher’s seal of approval. Still, the guy had a pretty healthy strikeout rate in AAA this year, he’s a better option than paying for some ineffective closer like Kevin Gregg, Kerry Wood or Chad Qualls and — perhaps most importantly — it keeps yet another former Montreal Expo in the big leagues, and that’s pretty important to a weird guy like me.

  1. Jonny5 - Jul 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    I wonder why Houston just picked up Nelson Figueroa off waivers??? Hmmm? He’s probably better than Myers is right now. I bet he could even become a starter on a team like Houston.

  2. BC - Jul 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Oh yay. Can I celebrate now.

  3. Old Gator - Jul 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Craig, I know exactly how you feel about those relict Expos. Every couple of months, I check the National Geographic web site to see how the coelocanths are doing.

  4. Wooden U Lykteneau - Jul 21, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    The most overrated closer of the past 25 years

  5. john j pileggi - Jul 22, 2010 at 7:14 AM

    Anything beats the current Met situation. Now, if Chad can hit and start every 5 days, they are set!

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