Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play - do you want him back?
Originally Posted by goreds2
During a break on MLB Network, they just announced this.
Reds GM Walt Jocketty hopes for resolution on Scott Rolen as soon as this weekend:
We heard yesterday that veteran third baseman Scott Rolen was leaning toward returning for another season, but it’s not clear whether he’ll do so as a member of the Reds. We might not have to wait much longer to find out.
According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said today that Rolen’s status is “still up in the air,” but that he’s hoping to “get it resolved this weekend.” Just where he’d fit on the Reds’ roster is unknown, but Jocketty said his role would be determined during spring training.
Rolen would almost certainly have to take a backseat to Todd Frazier after he batted just .245/.318/.398 with eight home runs, 39 RBI and a .716 OPS over 92 games last season. The Dodgers have also expressed interest in him this winter and could present a better opportunity and quite possibly, a more lucrative offer.
Reading between the lines, it seems like the Reds want Rolen to come to ST to fight for a backup job with no guarantees. I imagine he's deciding between that and a guaranteed job with the Dodgers, probably for more money too.
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