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Thread: Fay: Rolen wants to play - do you want him back?

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Rolen's legs are gone. He can go to LA.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    I'd rather have Rolen than Heisey. But I agree with WOY. Bring him in to spring training, and let fate work it out.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I'd rather have Rolen than Heisey. But I agree with WOY. Bring him in to spring training, and let fate work it out.
    I think Rolen would be a tad slow for CF.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Thread title reminded me of this gem.
    Let them play! Let them play!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq4gK8PkKNM

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I'd rather have Rolen than Heisey.
    I wouldn't.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Bring him to ST. It's good to have options in ST -- as the Reds found out last year with Ryan Madsen, you're one arm twinge or bad slide away from having to reshuffle your plans for an upcoming year.
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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    I want Rolen back. Depth is extremely underrated in baseball (and almost all sports for that matter). What if Frazier gets hurt or doesn't perform? You comfortable with Jack Hannahan as the everyday 3B? Didn't think so. If Rolen is willing to sign for relatively cheap, I say let's do it. Hannahan can be the utility man (backup SS, backup 2B, etc).

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    I think Rolen would be a tad slow for CF.
    Reds would still have Paul, Bruce and Choo to play center. And Heisey isn't a better option than any of them.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Yep. And if someone goes to AAA they are only a phone call away. It's a long season.
    Assuming they pass through waivers.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I'd rather have Rolen than Heisey.
    Heisey is by far our most important bench guy. It's not even close.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I'd rather have Rolen than Heisey. But I agree with WOY. Bring him in to spring training, and let fate work it out.
    Really? Are you forgetting what Sept/Oct looked like? Rolen was completely worn out. He offered very little to this club. Simply put Heisey can stay healthy for the entire year; Rolen can't

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    There are at least five players who could become injured in spring training and make Rolen nice depth to have. I hope he doesn't mind coming on a minor league contract, though. I'm not worried so much about the money as I am the roster spot.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Too injury prone....even for a spot player. His mobility is gone. Sure, he's a great presence in the clubhouse, but not for that kind of money.

    Would love to see him get into coaching, especially if he wants to continue to travel and live the baseball life.

    But it's time to thank him and move on.

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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Reds would still have Paul, Bruce and Choo to play center. And Heisey isn't a better option than any of them.
    Really? I was under the impression that Chris was actually a capable CF, whereas those other three would be... adequate at best.
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    Re: Fay: Rolen wants to play

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    No matter if he plays or not ST will force the team to do roster gerrymandering and if everything is as normal guys with options will be on the fence if gerrymandering is needed.

    Sure he wants to play, sure no bat nice glove Hannahan makes 6 figures... but ST hasn't even started, this bubble thinking will start to pop once players get on the field and show they have nothing or something or break a bone, get a DUI or get traded.

    Everyone can come to ST, only 25 get to leave at the end.
    Tony LaRussa will be at ST???


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