Originally Posted by RedEye
I remember that but I thought it was a done deal that Lindner wouldn't approve because of the financials. In any case, right there with you on that one. Would have been great to see Rolen anchor the left side of the infield in his prime when he wasn't going on the DL so often... not to mention those power stats were for real!
Rolen would have been the big one for me too. The lost decade was a miserable time for me, and Rolen as a Red would have at least made it at least less miserable.
You are correct, Linder killed it because he refused to sign Rolen to a long term contract, which was necessary at the time.