Re: Jocketty: Rolen will not be attending Reds' camp
Fact: at the end of the season, Rolen was a free agent.
Fact: the Reds let it be known they were open to him returning.
Fact: the Dodgers were also interested and made inquiries.
Conjecture: At least on my part... Rolen played most of last year injured, in fact most of the last two years. Does anyone think he wanted to wait as long as possible to see how his body felt before hitting ST? Also, in his statement he doesn't say retired. Perhaps he would prefer a Pedro/Oswalt like half season allowing his body to recuperate and get stronger.
I don't think he is stringing anyone along, just coming to grips with age, health, economic and familial realities.
just my two cents.
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