Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
The Rolen deal got us where we needed to go.
Or maybe it was actually Orlando Cabrera that got the Reds where they needed to go.
Seeing as how the Reds were never really in it this year sans Rolen, and his age plus health makes his 8+ million dollar salary for next year for who knows what kind of performance a little albatrossy.
Post ASB 2010 .277 .352 .420 .772
All of 2011 .242 .279 .397 .676
And he turns 37 in April.
So, I was in the overpaid camp. I was pretty alone in the "don't trade for him camp". And I still believe that. Especially if next year is more of the same as this year. Shoulder injuries sap power. Especially for guys with chronic back problems as well.