Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
You mean like $4M? There really was no reason to include Stewart in this deal when WJ should have had all the leverage (Jays wanting to shed payroll, Rolen wanting to come home, etc.).
And look at Rolen's last two years on the back of his baseball card and tell me if that you don't mind him playing 70% of the time.
EE for Rolen with no $$$ involved should have gotten this deal done, but WJ went all in with a pair of two's.
EE and Roenicke was more than enough to get this deal done.
I certainly won't lose any sleep over the Reds trading a pitching prospect who neither side knows his true role.
The Reds either thought he was a starter and put him in the pen to limit his innings, or they didn't know what to do with him, and by default put him in the pen.
The Blue Jays have already said that they don't know if he'll be a starter or a reliever.
So, definitely not going to lose any sleep over this move. I'll just enjoy better defense @ 3B.