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 guess it depends on the definition of a great trade.
I am assuming you mean EdE's new found power, years later?
There's no way EdE would've been around this club long enough to blossom into that hitter (and he would've probably never blossomed here).
Rolen played a very key role in the 2010 division title. IMO, that makes it a great trade.
The way I see it, it's like the 1999 Guzman trade.. Even though we missed the playoffs, Guzman was a big contributor when we were contending.. Even though BJ Ryan had some good years for Baltimore, still a great trade for the Reds. (Baltimore fans would probably consider that a steal as well).
I guess I'm ok with both teams winning a trade.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!