Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play - do you want him back?
Originally Posted by Kc61
Not so simple.
Hannahan hit righties last year almost as well as Rolen. Hannahan is healthier. Hannahan is reputedly a superb fielder, not sure Rolen still is at this stage.
Donald is irrelevant, he plays a different position than Scott. The two are not competing.
Having three third basemen on a team with a five man bench is a bad idea. Bench will totally lack versatility. And won't Frazier be a better third baseman with steady play at one position?
It's not an easy yes. And on top of everything, there's the salary factor. How much are you going to pay Rolen? If he takes a fifty percent cut it's three million. He probably won't and it's still too expensive if he does.
The fit is not there anymore, unless Scott is willing to bide some time getting ready. As a mid-season replacement at a low price, it makes some sense.
Wirhout Rolen you are looking at a Hannahan/Donald platoon at 3B if Frazier or Votto goes down. You're looking at too much Heisey if Bruce or Ludwick goes down. i think a Hannahan/Rolen platoon at 3B is a better option should any of those 4 guys go down.
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