Re: Heyman says Rolen to the Reds
Originally Posted by corkedbat
That's just it. We should have been shooting for someone above Rolen's caliber to include a top 10 propsect - this is not seven years ago. Rolen does not help this contend, because there is no way this team contends in 2010 - Rolen's $11M dollars should have been earmarked for a talent that could help the Reds 2010 and beyond. Rolen is just the kind of vet this team has no business extending, so only another mistake amkes him a part of this team in 2011 or beyind.
That makes his acquisition a mistake, his cost in talent and salary a waste and this trade very stupid. If Stewart was going to be dealt he should have been packaged to fill the hole at short with a young talent.
A healthy roster greatly
enhances this team to compete in 2010. The acquisition of a quality LF/SS put them in a very favorable position.
Two big ifs....but that's not too far away.
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