With any injury-prone and aging player, time is one of the biggest concerns. Baseball players are not wines; few get better with age. Chronic conditions tend to get worse and act up more frequently rather than fading away. Yes, it can happen, but it's usually the result of hard work by the medical staff and player or some other significant change. The Jays will be taking on three years and $36 million for the right to see Scott Rolen at the hot corner in Rogers Centre
Sweet! I always wanted a Rolen sitting on our bench teaching the younger guys how to flick the seed farthest using the ring finger technique while he rehabs from his shoulder surgery sure to come mid June!
Yesterday, Rolen rolled into his introductory press conference like a starburst of personality.
He seemed visibly excited to be out of St. Louis and on a new team in a new town in a new country. He warned that his parents will be tooling around Toronto during 81 home games next year in their RV and that his two young kids will be running wild throughout the city.
"We're going to storm this place and tear a lot of stuff up," Rolen said.
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