Re: Blue Jays are also taking offers for outfielder Alex Rios & third baseman Scott R
It depends on the prospect, of course, but this is a no-brainer. You do it and run before the Jays come to their senses. Is it a risk? I'd say it's minor. Even if he's hurt for the duration of his contract, it's only one more season. And it's not as if Edwin is cheap next season. Or anywhere near the player Rolen is.
If Rolen gives you anything close to 200 Scott Rolen games at third base and in the cleanup spot over the next two seasons, this goes down as an all-time steal. Heck, even if he just gives you enough to push you into the playoffs this season--and he's a good enough player to do that--it's a steal. Regardless of what happens in 2010.
This would be a great move. Which is why I don't believe it will happen. If something seems too good to be true ...