Just ran through a bunch of pages from the Rolen trade thread. Many lessons to be learned from that one...wow. A fun read if anyone wants to laugh.
Walt: Scotty, we want to trade for you, but want you for more than 1 and half years.
Rolen: Don't worry. (wink-wink)
Walt: But we can't afford you at your current rate past next year.
Rolen: Again, don't worry. (wink-wink)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
Ok I was dragged back in, if you are of the stance that you think they broke the rules prior to that deal and communicated that he would be extended, then you have to assume that Rolen told him that he was forcing a trade and wanted to be in the midwest.
Then of course you'd have to include all the stuff he adds as a vet compared to the stuff EE added as a stiff.
But hey that's not much...
A lot of us thought Edwin should have been tried in left, or even 2nd but that wouldnt happen since I dont think he could be demoted. His bat has fallen off though.
Don't forget, EE raised his hands in joy when he got traded. The dude was done in Cincinnati, perhaps truly did have a bad attitude.
It seems like Rolen is a bit more slump proof, doesn't it?
In general I don't think it's a good idea to move guys who aren't good "baseball players" around the diamond. EE was a good athlete but not a very good baseball player.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun