Re: How did Walt do?
I'd give him a B...
Rolen is a clear upgrade over EE and one that will help the pitching staff though he can't be expected to play a full season. He got Rolen's remaining salary for '09 and all he had to do was give up EE (whose days were seemingly numbered in Cincy) and two relievers. It was probably a roughly even trade value wise. Roenicke looks cool on paper but his trade value isn't that impressive. The Reds are better for the trade assuming Rolen can play.
He got Wlad's potential for a bag of balls. It's minor trade but there is a chance Wlad can be a regular outfielder.
The Hairston deal? Well, meh.
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