Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
In the last ten seasons starting 1999 Rolen has managed to play in 140 or more games only 5 times, including 4 seasons of less than 120 games. He is 34 years old with a history of injury problems. And he is set to make $12 mil in 2010.
Since Edwin has been handed the full time starting job he will play over 140 games just once, last year.
I do Edwin + prospect for Rolen. I have given up on Edwin. I don't think his glove will ever play at 3b and don't think his bat will play to many projections. He is frustrating to watch and IMO is very inconsistent at the plate. For a team that needs a RH bat to produce, Edwin isn't doing the job. An addition of Rolen would sure of the defense and make the lineup better this year. IMO 130 games of Rolen > than whatever Edwin can give you.