Originally Posted by TRF
funny. I was in the "The Reds overpaid for Rolen" camp. I'd even go so far as to say the Reds SHOULDN'T have traded for Rolen. He's 36, has a nice long injury history and though he's far and away the best defensive 3B I've seen in red in the last 20 years, his bat has vanished since the ASB of 2010. 8 mil for 65 games? And yet we don't hear the outrage like we did with Griffey. And is anyone really expecting 120+ games or a .780+ OPS from him next year? really?
IMO, the best the Reds should hope for is he's mobile enough to help the next 3B (Francisco, Frazier or even Alonso).
Sure we overpaid, but I wouldn't take back the trade, we don't win the division without Rolen last year.
And I'd take Leake over Stewart, we probbaly don't win the division without Leake either.
I wouldn't mind Stewart back though.