Originally Posted by dfs
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.
Yes, Rolen's contributions go far beyond his performance on the field. If you just look at the stats then the Reds were big losers on that trade. But if you factor in Rolen's leadership I consider the trade a wash.