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The Rolen Legacy

Last week, Scott Rolen announced that he would not be returning to the Cincinnati Reds for the start of the 2013 season. “Right now I’m simply not ready to make a commitment. I would like to leave my options open, without closing any doors. I am looking forward to all of the challenges, both personally and professionally, I will face in the future.” The statement is the definition...
Via Red Hot Mama
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Rolen will not return to the Reds this spring

The Reds have been waiting on a decision on whether or not Scott Rolen would return for another year since the previous season ended in October. On Tuesday afternoon, they finally received their elusive answer. Scott Rolen will not be attending Reds camp this spring, but stopped short of announcing complete retirement. The Reds released the following statement via Twitter...
Via Redlegs Review
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Scott Rolen wants to come back, but should anyone pursue him?

After initially saying that he was going to retire earlier this offseason, former Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen has done an about-face, and now wants to play in 2013. Rolen is apparently seeking a salary similar to the $6.5 million he made in 2012. The Reds would be hard-pressed to fit him in their payroll, let alone finding playing time for him with 2012 rookie standout...
Via The Outside Corner
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Would the Reds benefit from a return by Scott Rolen?

The Reds have been awaiting an official retirement decision from third basemen Scott Rolen all offseason. The 37-year old has been teetering on the fence of a possible return, and the team has already stated that they would be interested in allowing him to come back to serve in some form or fashion. But given Rolen's recent history of injury, coupled with his decline in productivity...
Via Redlegs Review
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Retirement decision from Scott Rolen next expected until after Christmas

It appears Scott Rolen's retirement decision will not likely come until after Christmas, according to this nugget from John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’re going to let that rest until after the Christmas,” GM Walt Jocketty told Fay on Thursday.Jocketty was originally quoted in saying that he expected the Reds to "know something in the next week to 10 days"...
Via Redlegs Review
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Rolen may return to Reds in 2013

Scott Rolen is unsure if he will attempt to continue his baseball career. Rolen, a 17 year veteran, will turn 38 in early April. Jason Stark reports that Rolen has spoken to the Cincinnati Reds about 2013 but is  “not ready to make a decision.” If Rolen has interest in playing for the Reds again next season it would have to be as a bat off the bench as Todd Frazier has to be...
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Rolen Weighing Retirement, But Reds Not Done Talking to Him

Scott Rolen is expected to retire.  This news is not recent or new.  The possibility of his retirement broke in early October.  However, the Cincinnati Reds' GM Walt Jocketty is expected to speak with Rolen after Thanksgiving. According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Rolen has not yet officially retired, so the team wants to talk with him and see if he will return...
Via MLB Injury News
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rolen back in full swing after rough start

CINCINNATI If there is one thing a major-league baseball player seeks for himself, other than a big, juicy raise and a long-term contract, it consists of one word: consistency. And Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is no different and, in fact, during the first three weeks of the season he has found it. "I've been really very consistent," he said. "...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Rolen healthy, but off to a slow start

Scott Rolen is healthy. "Unbelievably, yes," he said. "I am." Rolen, who is coming off his fourth surgery on his left shoulder, went 1-for-4 Tuesday night in the Reds' 2-1 loss in 10 innings to the St. Louis Cardinals. The hit raised his average to .135. The shoulder isn't the issue. "He looks healthy," Baker said. "He was healthy when...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Veteran Rolen a role model for younger Reds

CINCINNATI Scott Rolen made an error on the second play of the season and it was as shocking as if somebody opened a bottle of Dom Perignon and found distilled water. It just doesn't happen and Rolen has eight Gold Gloves in his Jasper, Ind., den to prove it. And he proved it later in the game with at least three above-and-beyond plays, two of them of the spectacular persuasion...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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