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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

    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

    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

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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    He would be a good asset if you could spot him for 60-80 games against certain pitchers: problem is you don't get to pick them cause of the injuries. His back may be more than fine, but going by looks alone -he looks stiff and inflexible. When your injured as much as he is- you can't even do the kind of rehab you need to do.

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    Re: Dodgers Interested In Rolen

    I'd hate to see him go - when he hit that 2 run single in the 8th inning against the Cardinals last season to lead to the sweep I realized he still had a lot to contribute to the team. And at this point that contribution could be spot starts and/or some sort of coaching responsibility.

    But I can't be selfish in this matter, if joining a team that will give him the most playing time makes him happy then so be it.
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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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