Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen
I've been lamenting the Reds struggles against RHP since Adam Dunn and Ken Griffey Jr left town, but if Scott Rolen wants to play, the Reds are a better team with him on the roster and Xavier Paul on the outside looking in IMO.
IMO, Todd Frazier is a better corner OF than he is a 3B, so the OF won't be short without Paul (in fact, I still think Corner OF, or maybe super sub, is Frazier's long term position and his stint at 3B is a temp job until Vidal, Mattair, Brean, Rahier, H-Rod or some one else takes the job). Hannahan provides the lefty bat that Paul was providing and the addition of Choo, along with Ludwick's ability to hit against RHP, makes having a LH Bat in the OF much less a need. If Bruce or Ludwick hit the DL, I'd rather have Frazier in a corner and a Rolen/Hannahan platoon at 3B than I would having Paul or Heisey in a corner OF spot every day.
Liberal use of the DL will allow the Reds to keep them all around. I hope Rolen plays.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Last edited by mth123; 01-24-2013 at 05:40 AM.