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    Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    http://touch.latimes.com/#story/la-s...olen-20130115/

    Doing this from my phone, so not sure if the link works.

    Basically it says Dodgers are talking about making an offer to Rolen, but have not made one yet.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    Got to think for Scotty its Cincinnati or nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Got to think for Scotty its Cincinnati or nothing.
    I don't know, the Dodgers appear to have enough money to legally buy a human being at this point.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    I don't know, the Dodgers appear to have enough money to legally buy a human being at this point.
    And this is what comes from having too much money and trying to have a "star" at every position.

    The Dodgers have a 28 year old Mexican born 3rd baseman who has been given up on by several organizations but came in mid season last year and put up a 297/322/421 in dodger stadium which is exactly in line with what his minor league results say he should be able to do.

    Ok, this isn't a star, but it's a useful player and by the standards of major league base salaries, he's free and latin born players can become minor cult figures in south California.

    What do you do with a 28 year old player like that? Replace him with a 38 year old Scott Rolen who over the last two years can't stay in the lineup for more than 100 game, can't hit 250 and can't slug over 400....at GAB? Yeah, what do you think Rolen's line is going to look like when he gets to hit in the National league west? How dysfunctional would an organization have to be to think that's a good strategy? Sure you don't hand Luis Cruz the starting job and guarentee him 600 at bats....but....

    I guess next to Skip Schumaker, Mark Ellis and Jerry Hairston, Rolen will look healthy and ...what the hey....they are still paying Juan Uribe 8 million next year. Wow. Nick Punto is probably the best option after Cruz....Who goes out of their way to collect players like this?

    Meaning no disrespect to Rolen, but his value to the Reds is his value in the clubhouse. Anyone else that would offer him money or playing time indicates a GM who isn't paying attention.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I've heard it from many older athletes. If someone is willing to pay 5-10 million for a year of their services...it's hard to pass up.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I'm not sure the Reds want Rolen at this point. If he wants to play, LA is probably a better option than Cincinnati.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I hope he retires.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    Quote Originally Posted by Red in Chicago View Post
    bye
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    If used properly, Rolen very well could be the best bench bat on the Red team and flash in the pan insurance on Frazier to boot.

    I think, if he wants to come back and play 40-50 or so games in the field against tough LH (with Frazier sliding to RF), pinch hit another 50 games, and DH 18 games or so, I'd like to see it.

    (This, with the understanding that Hannahan would then be dealt for another spare part.)
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    Personally, I'd never want Rolen to DH, so much of his value is in his glove.

    I just don't see where he fits on the club with Hanahan around.

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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I bet he'd make a heck of a hitting coach.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I have to think that the signing of Hanahan conveyed to Rolen that the Reds are ready to move on. Rolen has been great for the Reds and one of my favorite players to watch since he has been here. He really has been a huge part of developing this team and giving this organization a new direction...all of that said, I would love to have him on the coaching staff in some capacity or working in our minor leagues with players.
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan View Post
    I have to think that the signing of Hanahan conveyed to Rolen that the Reds are ready to move on. Rolen has been great for the Reds and one of my favorite players to watch since he has been here. He really has been a huge part of developing this team and giving this organization a new direction...all of that said, I would love to have him on the coaching staff in some capacity or working in our minor leagues with players.
    I kind of wonder if all this talk about Rolen maybe coming back to the Reds was just a plan B in case the Reds could not sign Ludwick or find another suitable LF.
    Frasier goes to LF, Reds bring in Rolen to hopefully squeeze another year of 3b out of him.

    In hindsight, it seems clear once Ludwick was resigned, Rolen coming back was not going to happen. Honestly, I don't blame Rolen for not being interested in a small dollar part time role contract.. If I had enough money to retire comfortably and my boss asked me if I wanted to come back for 10 hours/week at 25% of my salary BUT still have to do the same amount of traveling, I would say NO.
    Also, I got to figure that Rolen's lingering injuries are painful during the season. Why live through a bunch of pain when you don't really need the money?
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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I wish Scott Rolen the best. He will always be remembered, no matter what happens going forward, as a key linch pin in the Reds turnaround as an organization focused, committed to, and devoted to winning.
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