Originally Posted by TheBigLebowski
Still amazes me how many Reds fans were simply flabbergasted by that deal. I was 100% in favor of it from the start. Hate to lose a prospect like Stewart but it has to be done from time to time if you want to contend. I actually liked Roenicke a lot.....Encarnacion couldn't leave fast enough.
I was one of those flabbergasted by the trade for the simple reason that trading top prospects for what at the time was an injury prone, 35 year old 3B that averaged .750OPS and 105 games per year was not a good use of resources especially when you consider guys generally tend to decline as they get older.
Now I did say that if we were making the trade for the 2002 Scott Rolen I would be all for it. Little did I realize we were getting the 2002 Scott Rolen. Hopefully he stays healthy and keeps hitting.