Originally Posted by Always Red
Rolen has not said for sure if he is retiring or not.
What happens if he says he wants back in, and how do the Reds handle that? Scott is smart enough to see that this team is a winner; he might want to go out on top, even if in a part time role.
Seems to me he either comes back as the starter or not at all. I can't see them using a 25-man roster spot on a bench guy who has spent his entire career at one position, can't possibly play anywhere other than third or first, and has no history as a pinch-hitter.
And, since I think it's unrealistic to expect him to be able to be a starter at this point, I don't think Rolen will be back.