Rolen traded for Glaus

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Millz, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    Wow, this Cards team is gonna look awfuly odd next year if this goes through. Eckstein and Rolen back together again...

     

  2. SamusAran86

    SamusAran86 Registered Member

    Id take Rolen over Glaus anyday... sure hes productive, but then theres all the questions about steriod abuse (by glaus)

    He was here for a year, and he really stunk it up
     
  3. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    I think this trade is good for both clubs...

    The Cards needed to get rid of the cancer that is Rolen. They lose defense but gain a legit power threat in the middle of the order. Both guys needed a change of scenery.
     
  4. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I am a huge Jays fan and I'm liking this trade a lot, Rolen is an overall better player then Glaus. Yes he has missed a lot of games in recent seasons, and hasn't played like he did when he was with the Phillies, but you have to take into consideration that he has been feuding with coach LaRussa since he got benched in a playoff game. Hopefully he can remain healthy with the Jays.
     
  5. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

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    Now that looks weird...
     
  6. Kratzenkov16

    Kratzenkov16 Registered Member

    All things considered the cards did good here. the y dumped the salary, the headache and convinced toronto to give us money. and we got a major leaguer in return who was the mvp of the 02 world series and can hit bombs. im sassyfied
     
  7. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    You do get a good player in return for Rolen, Glaus can give you 40 home runs and 120 rbi's easily if he plays a full season. But don't expect him to hit for average, he'll probably hit around .250-.260. I'm very excited to get Rolen especially if he remains healthy, he can hit for power, average and gets you rbi's. he's also a better fielder then Glaus. Hopefully he can remain healthy.
     
  8. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    I'd say its a potential win- win situation here. To be honest, however, if both players return to their form, Rolen is easily the better overall player because of his average and defense. But all things taken into account, I'm happy as well. This is about as good as the Cards could have expected.
     

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