Re: Pirates DFA Zach Stewart
E5 was not just DFA'd, he was released by the Jays, picked up by the A's, then released by the A's and signed as a Free Agent by the Jays again. Seems to me as a free agent, every team in baseball could have signed him without sacrificing any player. It wasn't as if he was put on waivers and no team made an offer in trade, so he went the minors. He was a free agent.
One of my memories of Rolen coming to the Reds was BP hitting a home run and admiring his moon shot, with Rolen glaring at him in the dugout. IIRC, BP later told reporters that Rolen severely scolded him for putting his teammates in danger with his showboating, and that was not how professionals played the game. I do not see BP admiring his shots like he used to. Small? Absolutely, but it seems to me Rolen did make a difference in players' attitudes. And it wasn't something that any of the coaches or Dusty seemed to be able to do at the time.