Originally Posted by Kingspoint
Let Frazier play 3rd or somebody else. Get rid of Rolen. Rolen's a bum. His .715 OPS that he's hitting since joining the REDS and his lack of range over the last two seasons aren't flukes. It's because he's long, long, over-the-hill. Rolen's toast. Rolen's done. Rolen's not worth the money he's earning when there are several players in the organization that could step right in immediately and do as well.
Whoa, there. I hated the trade too, but Rolen isn't a bum. IMO, the Reds overpaid in terms of talent and dollars, but he's still a plus player. He's not the impact guy the team needed to get when it went shopping with its top chips and last dollar, but he is by no means a throw away.