Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
No, he's not. The steroid era is over, guys at 34 and 35 are regressing now pretty hard. Not even mentioning the Reds aren't really going to have Scott Rolen playing third next year full time, they're going to have Scott Rolen for 450 at bats and then some other scrub for the rest. If they're lucky, that's just assuming he misses his average amount of time that he's missed the past few years and not more, which is a big assumption with a guy in his mid 30s with a bad back.
Agreed. It's a vapid move to stat with, so at the very least let's hope we traded very little of future relevance for him. I don't believe Alonso for a moment, unless it's a greatly expanded deal from the Jays side. Walt's not moving his top draft pick in this scenario, IMO.