The Blue Jays have signed reliever Francisco Cordero to a 1-year, $4.5 million contract.
We have a loaded bullpen now. We've added Cordero, Jason Frasor, Sergio Santos and Darren Oliver to the pen. Casey Janssen, Jesse Litsch, Carlos Villanueva are hold overs. If we are going with a 7 man pen that doesn't leave room for lefty Luis Perez or Joel Carreno.
I'm not 100% sold on Cordero. He was great last year, he had a 2.45 ERA but his FIP was 4.02 and xFIP was 4.14. His strikeout rate dropped to 5.43/9 from 7.31 the year before, but he did have a 50% ground ball rate. I don't think his .214 BABIP will keep happening.