Originally Posted by corkedbat
What do you like about it? Does Rolen help this team contend in 2010? Would you actually sign him to a say a 2y/ $20M extension given his injury history and declining power numbers. If neither answer is yes, then what's to like about it?
What do I like about the deal?
The Reds had given up on EE, so it made sense that he was included in the deal.
As I previously said, Roenicke was the guy I was sad to see go, but as Ltlabner's pointed out, relievers are fungible, so we can easily replace Roenicke.
Stewart was the wild card, but we had to give something to get something, so the fact that we now have a stud defender @ 3B who has a reliable stick, what's not to like? I'm certainly not upset over trading a question mark prospect for proven talent, albeit aged proven talent.
Rolen definitely helps the Reds contend in 2010, although not by himself. Adding Rolen is a step in the right direction, wouldn't you say? We've now upgraded Rolen from EE.
Who knows what kind of extension, if any, we'll offer Rolen, but Rolen's definitely better than EE, and all it took was a reliever and a question mark prospect.
What's not to like?