Re: Rolen, Ludwick, and Hanigan
In terms of leadership
Ludwick - he's around at home
Hanigan - on rehab now, but he's been around on the DL
Rolen - retired (wanted too much $/playing time reportedly)
Izturis - veteran added to team
Cairo - retired but still on team in coaching role
I would cede the point that Lutz/DRob don't belong on a big league roster...but things are desparate. I just don't think we have suffered as big a loss of veteraness as you say.