Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
The only way the Rolen trade makes any sense at all is if the Reds go for it next season. That means acquiring another starting pitcher or two, upgrading shortstop, releasing Willy Taveras and replacing him with Dickerson/Heisey/Stubbs, and signing a big bat for left field (Dye is potentially a FA).
I agree and said something similar at the time. If the team is made over between now and OD 2010, this will look a lot better.