Ted Power wasn't a top 15 pickup, but it's simliar to Franco.. Got a closer for nothing. Not saying that Power was as good as Franco.
Hopefully, in a couple more years, Rolen will be added to the top 15 list
Right now, I think it's at least a top 40 trade, in terms of relevance.
I guess I value trades like Rolen (and Neagle/Vaughn) higher than most fans, because those moves made the team relevant.
In contrast, Franco did not really make the team relevant, as the rest of the team was not very good.
Yep, no offense to anyone, but some Reds' fans are still in denial.For Reds fans....yes. On the surface for the baseball world, no.
Sure, it's possible that somehow Volquez will become the ace we hope he will be and Hamilton will fall off the face of the earth. Is it likely? No.