Originally Posted by redsfandan
The Reds overpaid but until it's a few years from now we won't be able to really judge this deal fairly yet.
Two or three years down the road does not matter in this deal. Rolen is highly (over)paid with declining numbers and a huge injury redflag. Stewart has portential to be a solid major league pitcher. You can't convince me that this deal could not have been made for EdE and Roenicke. Even if Rolen surprises and Stewart completely washed out, this was a stupid deal now or three years from now.
The Reds will probably extend Rolen and make this a $30-40M error. Id' rather have seen them take that money and make a run at Beltre or Figgens. That fails, fall back to Frazier and spend the $30-40 toward a TOR pitcher.
Don't like putting too much stock into untested prospects? Shop Stewart to the Braves or Angels and just keep piling on more untested prospects until you get Yunel Escobar, Macier Izturus, Eryk Aybar or even Brandon Wood. Don't waste it foolishly hoping for a miracle renaissance from a brokendown 35yo.