The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
FYI: Fay saying it is a two year deal.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
I can't wait to see Jack Hannahan hitting against Joel Hanrahan.
"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 guess this means Cairo and Valdes won't be back.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Plenty good for a backup or bench player. I know Rolen's leadership won't be there, but as for numbers, they're comparable.Code:Hannahan Rolen Games 105 92 AB 287 294 R 23 26 H 70 72 2B 16 17 3B 0 2 HR 4 8 RBI 29 39 OBP .316 .318
"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
I could see Jason Donald being let go or demoted for Rolen. He was a throw-in in the trade for Choo. I could see that.
Hannahan was signed as a free agent, left handed hitter, better player than Donald. Some reports that it's a two year deal. Hannahan will be on the team, Rolen or no.
Personally, I doubt Rolen will play, he may go to spring training but the guy has trouble staying healthy at this point. But in any event, Hannahan will be on the ballclub.
Donald is a fringe major leaguer. I saw him play live at a Clippers game last summer. He can play a lot of positions, but if I thought Rolen had anything in the tank, I certainly would think he'd outperform Donald.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em