I still don't think they overpaid. But if that's the terminology we're using... I'm down.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
I doubt anyone could have predicted tHe effect that Rolen had on this team; however, I'm not sure the Reds win the division last year if Rolen didn't play on the team for the last two months of 2009.
I am also convinced that the Rolen trade at any point doesn't happen without a top prospect going to Toronto.
"I donít know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody".
The Blue Jays told the Reds that Stewart must be included in the deal. Otherwise, no deal was possible. If the Blue Jays were telling the truth, then the Reds didn't overpay in any way because there wasn't a Rolen on any other team. Sure, there may be better third basemen in the league, but they would cost significantly more in terms of prospects and/or cash.
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Josh Roenicke, who was apart of the Rolen Deal, was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies from Toronto on Thursday.
Stewy just has his contract purchased by Toronto. Good for him. I'm happy.
According to the article on the Blue Jays website, Zach Stewart will start on Thursday against Baltimore.
Stewart's start is underway on MLB Network right now. 2 K's in the first inning. Ironically, they just highlighted E5 as well, who is "hot" this month.
And Corey Patterson just roped a single...it's a revival! Amen!
Just a quick look at Gameday shows all his pitches are up.
Stewart is Sickles' Prospect of the Day:
Sickles projects him to a #3 or #4 starter. He forgot to mention the part about winning multiple Cy Youngs
7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 4 K - 86 pitches in his major league debut