Re: Scott Rolen to return for one more year with the Reds?
Everybody is being very respectful and polite, and that's appropriate, Scott has been a great player with a Hall of Fame career.
But I don't think the Reds expect him to play.
The Reds just traded for Donald and acquired Hannahan. Lesser players than Rolen for sure, but the Reds expect these guys on the ballclub. They signed Hannahan for two years with an option.
Rolen really isn't built to be a backup, he only plays one position, the Reds have others for third base now.
Maybe he comes to spring training, maybe he even starts the season on the DL, but I don't expect to see him playing.
So my guess is that Scott will retire and not play anymore.
If he does, I wish him good luck, great player.