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Captain Hook
08-18-2012, 05:41 PM
I'll always think of Rolen as the main guy that pulled this Reds team out of the lost decade once and for all.Over the last few years Scottie has really become one of my favorite players and has been a complete class act.Unfortunately it's getting more and more obvious that Rolen's getting close to the end and with a much younger and very suitable replacement already on the roster I don't see how the Reds can bring Scott Rolen back as the starting third baseman next year.

That being said I was just wondering how likely it would be that the Reds try to squeeze a few more years of life out of Rolen's career by giving him a spot on the bench next season and if Scott would be willing to accept such a roll.He has to know he can't play everyday because of his back and other injuries so if he wants to keep playing I don't see why he wouldn't take the Reds up on such an offer.I don't have much doubt that he could handle first and with some effort probably second as well and we all know he can still play third.1-3 starts a week sounds about right to me and what a weapon he'd be off the bench.Either way it will be a sad day when Rolen leaves the Reds.I just hope we have a few more years before that day comes.

Always Red
08-18-2012, 05:48 PM
No. Scott will be helping to raise his kids in south central Indiana.

And good for him, he's played hurt for many years, and made a very nice living for himself and his family.

mth123
08-18-2012, 05:49 PM
I'll always think of Rolen as the main guy that pulled this Reds team out of the lost decade once and for all.Over the last few years Scottie has really become one of my favorite players and has been a complete class act.Unfortunately it's getting more and more obvious that Rolen's getting close to the end and with a much younger and very suitable replacement already on the roster I don't see how the Reds can bring Scott Rolen back as the starting third baseman next year.

That being said I was just wondering how likely it would be that the Reds try to squeeze a few more years of life out of Rolen's career by giving him a spot on the bench next season and if Scott would be willing to accept such a roll.He has to know he can't play everyday because of his back and other injuries so if he wants to keep playing I don't see why he wouldn't take the Reds up on such an offer.I don't have much doubt that he could handle first and with some effort probably second as well and we all know he can still play third.1-3 starts a week sounds about right to me and what a weapon he'd be off the bench.Either way it will be a sad day when Rolen leaves the Reds.I just hope we have a few more years before that day comes.

I can't see Rolen enduring the road trips and time away from his family to be a bench player.

dfs
08-18-2012, 05:55 PM
....I love what Scott Rolen did for the Reds. I never believed in "veteran leadership" before. Now, I do. I learned something.

But you want your reserves to be able to play when somebody gets hurt and needs a breather. You can't count on Scott Rolen to be healthy enough to play.

You want to be a coach? You want to be a roving minor league instructor to keep your hand in the game? Sure. For as long as you want Scott.

Captain Hook
08-18-2012, 06:06 PM
....I love what Scott Rolen did for the Reds. I never believed in "veteran leadership" before. Now, I do. I learned something.

But you want your reserves to be able to play when somebody gets hurt and needs a breather. You can't count on Scott Rolen to be healthy enough to play.

You want to be a coach? You want to be a roving minor league instructor to keep your hand in the game? Sure. For as long as you want Scott.

I was kinda getting at the idea that he could stay healthy as a reserve.You believe he would still be as injury prone only playing a few times a week?

Vottomatic
08-18-2012, 06:16 PM
I'm hoping Scott finishes strong, the Reds win it all, and he rides off into the sunset on top.

I hope he retires as a player and the Reds give him some kind of job within the organization.

Captain Hook
08-18-2012, 06:52 PM
I'm hoping Scott finishes strong, the Reds win it all, and he rides off into the sunset on top.

I hope he retires as a player and the Reds give him some kind of job within the organization.

I would be very pleased if that's how things play out.:thumbup:

Still, I believe that Rolen could be useful in the future and while it's just a hunch I also believe he'd like to continue playing beyond this year.I've heard no retirement talk coming from Rolen.

fearofpopvol1
08-18-2012, 08:12 PM
I'll always think of Rolen as the main guy that pulled this Reds team out of the lost decade once and for all.Over the last few years Scottie has really become one of my favorite players and has been a complete class act.Unfortunately it's getting more and more obvious that Rolen's getting close to the end and with a much younger and very suitable replacement already on the roster I don't see how the Reds can bring Scott Rolen back as the starting third baseman next year.

That being said I was just wondering how likely it would be that the Reds try to squeeze a few more years of life out of Rolen's career by giving him a spot on the bench next season and if Scott would be willing to accept such a roll.He has to know he can't play everyday because of his back and other injuries so if he wants to keep playing I don't see why he wouldn't take the Reds up on such an offer.I don't have much doubt that he could handle first and with some effort probably second as well and we all know he can still play third.1-3 starts a week sounds about right to me and what a weapon he'd be off the bench.Either way it will be a sad day when Rolen leaves the Reds.I just hope we have a few more years before that day comes.

I had thought about this previously and I would be cool with it, but I don't think Rolen would be.

757690
08-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Yes, I think Scott Rolen could OPS around .450 with a mediocre glove next season :cool: