"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
I think it really comes down to my location, though. There's no other option living in my area for decent sports print coverage that might mention the Reds on a daily basis. Internet is pretty much the best way to go, but I have to say I do like sitting down with a coffee and a real paper. It doesn't hurt that I like the Knicks, I guess, as they are covered pretty heavily.
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I'm not sure of the implication.
Are they saying the Reds and Dodgers offered 4 million and in spite of that Rolen turned it down because he's not sure if he wants to play?
Or are they saying he turned down the offer because 4 million isn't enough money (IE respect) for him?
It isn't clear to me.
Also, it doesn't say when the Reds offered him that money. Maybe it was offered before they signed Hannahan, as that would make much more sense and only be around 1.5 million different.
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He's one of the most fierce competitors I've ever seen. It's his career. His goodbye to baseball, after a lifetime of excellence and hard work.
How would you like it if you were criticized for chosing where you want to work, to end your career, to take your family?
Scott Rolen is a shining example of giving back to the game, on the field, in the clubhouse, in the community.
I'll root for him no matter where he ends up and I'm grateful for the influence he's had on the Reds both on and off the field.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
If the choices are whether he wanted more money to play less or that he wanted more playing time for less money, I'd guess it's the latter. The former doesn't make much sense.
Sounds like Rolen wanted guaranteed playing time. I now wonder the real reason why Frazier was basically benched at the end of the year.