Originally Posted by mth123
EdE and Roenicke for Rolen was a fine deal. Even add another position prospect or a lesser arm if need be, but adding Stewart to get the $4 Million salary relief was not a way to leverage a young arm.
I have no idea where the thought came from that Stewart was thrown in for money relief. IIRC, Walt said that they had to deal Stewart to get Rolen and that they didn't want to but they wanted Rolen that much.
Toronto didn't want EdE and they surely weren't trading Rolen for Roenicke.