Re: Response to Rolen over Frazier
88, 40, 133, 65, 92
Those are the number of games Rolen played in each of the last five years of his career.
You can't really help a team if you're not actually on the field. Being another year older I wouldn't suspect Rolen's health would miraculously turn around and he'd be this 149 game playing Ironman or something. And let's not forget that his defense hurt this team in the playoffs with a couple of botched plays.
From a 'career' standpoint, obviously Rolen would be the guy. Unfortunately it doesn't work like that.
I, too, like Rolen's leadership and clubhouse presence...but the Reds made the right call going with Frazier.