Re: Rolen expected to retire
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
In the FWIW department, Fangraphs has Rolen 11th all-time among 3B:
Killebrew: 78.5 (I wasn't aware Killebrew played that much 3B -- over 700 games)
Of course, a big part of that comes from Rolen's defense. Of the guys above him, only Schmidt and Boggs were his peers defensively (Brooks Robinson had no peers...), but he's got multiple seasons worth of PA less than most of those guys due to injury issues.
Third base has generally been a tough position when it comes to HOF voting and Rolen is right there on the border. But in this era where a bunch of guys with steroid questions are going to be backing up the ballot, I think Rolen gets in to spite them.
Curious - A-Rod's total there is not just his time as a 3B right? I'm guessing a lot of it has to do with the first half of his career as a SS.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
Originally Posted by Larry Schuler
He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.