Originally Posted by jojo
The Reds are better for the trade assuming Rolen can play.
That's my take too. Amidst all the what ifs and maybes, the Reds are, at this moment, a better team. He's no panacea, but he actually will add the things Jocketty talked about - pro hitter, quality defender, veteran know-how.
This isn't a line of B.S. like Gary Majewski will fix the bullpen and Royce Clayton will upgrade the defense.