Re: The Panic Button (version 2.0)
Originally Posted by edabbs44
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.
They had to deal Stewart to get Rolen and for the Jays were to pay the bill. If the Jays don't pay, no deal from the Reds end. The Reds insisting on the Jays paying is the only way that Stewart became a must. The Jays were dealing Rolen. He wanted out. They got as much as they did because of the money.
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