can't... not... take... bait...
sigh. Not trading for Rolen would have the Reds in an even BETTER position to sign Chapman. It would give the Reds bullpen a shot in the arm as Roenicke or even Stewart could come in to help. It would free 3B for Frazier or Francisco, or even Valaika, who is tear it up at AAA.
Rolen has hit. yes. and he's already missed games due to his CHRONIC back problems. Extending a guy with CHRONIC back problems at age 35 doesn't seem smart to me. As for the slow starts by Frazier and JF, big deal. They've always hit, and they will this year.
Rolen isn't hurting the Red offense or defense when he plays, but if he plays 120 games, I'll be stunned.
BTW, Vlad Guerrero can barely stand much less play LF. I swear I think I could out run him now.