Remdog is a good guy. (I wasn't singling him out in my response, many people seemed to have a negative opinion over Rolen's status this winter).
He's just very strongly opinionated like most of us.
As a fan, I can understand how we like to see our team get everything organized and settled, so we have more comfort. I guess I blame the writers for spinning this into more drama than it should've been.
As soon as the Reds signed Hannaran, it was highly unlikely Scott was coming back. It was kind of obvious then, and even moreso in hindsight. Oh well, at least we got some good hotstove discussion about possible roster moves out of it.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!