4-6 and the sky is falling.
4-6 and the sky is falling.
...and this one belongs to the Reds.
The Cubs acually appear to be WORSE than ever. Is that possible?
Rolen is a future HOF'er and I am proud to see him wearing the Cincinnati uniform. Now with that said you guys are correct he is not a number 4 hitter. In fact I can't remember him hitting in the 4 spot much when he was with the Birds or Phils. Personally I think Ludwick, Bruce, or Phillips would be a better fit. Naturally I would like to see us pick up a big RH bat to hit in the 4 hole and another LH bat to come off the bench. Rolen is not done but a number 7 hitter at best.
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The biggest advantage to having Rolen would be having him groom Frazier when he comes up here.
First off, he's not making $8.1M this year, that was 2011.
Second, is he really the one to blame about batting cleanup? He's not the one penciling his name on the lineup card, Dusty is.
Third, how soon we forget his 2010, all-star/gold glove season. We are probably out of the playoffs if E5 was still in Reds uniform.
And the most idiotic of all the comments - that he should retire. Craig Consell played until he was 41. He has a lifetime batting average of .255 and hit more than 4 HR in a season ONCE.
Rolen is no doubt in the twilight of his career and losing his ability to be an everyday player, but if he's comfortable coming off a bench, he can play for another 5 years if he wants to keep playing.
Rolen needs to have some respect for himself and walk away. He just can't play this game anymore.
Ludwick bats clean up, Bruce, Heisey (in center), then Rolen.
Rolen is as detremental behind Bruce as he is behind Votto
Mr. Redlegs - 2012
But there are some things which are such obvious liabilities that a turn for the better is very unlikely to occur if denial is the MO and appropriate changes are not made.
The 2012 version of Scott Rolen is in no way, shape or form a cleanup hitter.
Not even against LHP.
But as I worried in the off-season, Baker will probably bat him there until Rolen loses an arm or leg.
And I'd still like to know why he was playing on the grass against Espinosa.
You seem to have a little difficulty understanding the difference, but I sure don't.
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