Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY
Then again, some young guys just don't have the talent it takes to get better at the big league level, as the Rolen trade proved. Some benefit from playing with a pro that knows how to go about his business, on and off the field. Some just need to play.
Honest question, what kind of magic teaching do you think Scott Rolen has that Dusty Baker, Brook Jacoby, Bryan Price and Mack Jenkins don't have? Scott Rolen doesn't have some secret that those guys don't know about in teaching the game. Leadership by example? Sure, I can buy that to a small extent. But do you really think Rolen significantly, or even slightly altered the skillset of any of the Reds players that no one else was going to be able to do? And if so, what makes you believe that?