Re: Reds named 'Organization of the Year' by Baseball America
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I like Scott Rolen, but the trade to acquire him doesn't look like a great move at all. The trade paid off well for a couple months immediately after the trade, but since then it has been a huge steal for the Blue Jays. I would generously consider that trade a wash for the Reds.
I am tempted to agree, but then....
then I look at the ....elan with which the reds have played defense since that trade, the pride that not just the thirdbasmen, but all the players seem to take in what they do with the leather.
That doesn't happen with Edwin here. I think Rolen was more valuable to the organization than his hitting line shows.
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