Re: Heyman says Rolen to the Reds
Originally Posted by NDRed
Reading this thread you would think that Rolen will need a wheelchair to get from the dugout to third base.
In reality, since being full time in 1997, Rolen has only played less than 100 games in one season- 2005. He played 142 games in 2006, 112 in 2007, 115 in 2008, and will probably play in about 130 games in 2009. And that is the worst stretch in his career.
He is a 6 time All Star, 7 time Gold Glove, and as for his "declining power" he actually has better power numbers this year than 2007 and 2008.
By the way, Buddy Bell was 33 when the Reds got him and he had 3 1/2 pretty decent years here.
Phew its a good thing we didn't get him on his worst stretch or even worse as he approaches 35.
Strikeouts are boring - besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls. More democratic. ~Bull Durham
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