Re: Rolen expected to retire
If this rumor is true, I hope he will make an appearance at Opening Day next year so that the fans can show their appreciation.
He's a future Hall of Famer, in my book. And even though he played only 3 1/2 years with the Reds, I think he makes the Reds HOF, too. Maybe not in his first year of eligibility, but eventually. The Reds HOF tends to be inclusive, and the leadership he demonstrated from the first day he arrived cannot be overstated. He changed the entire culture of the club.