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SCOTT ROLEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

What if … Scott Rolen was never traded?

In 1997, I was interning for WPHL-17, which had the broadcast rights to the Phillies at the time. I went to most home games and kept stats, hanging out in the booth with Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn and the rest of the broadcast team. Ashburn, my father’s favorite player, was nice enough to sign a birthday card for my dad and also announce my parents’ anniversary on the air...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago

Scott Rolen, Ron Santo and the Third-Base Myth

In one way, Mike Schmidt is the prototypical third baseman: he was a great hitter and provided excellent defense. In another way, though, he isn’t: a prototype is a model on which subsequent reproductions are based. But no other third basemen has ever reproduced Schmidt’s accomplishments. He’s the best third baseman ever. There’s a view that’s prevailed for some time to...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Sean Casey v. Scott Rolen

First Round Matchup | No. 4 Sean Casey v. No. 13 Scott Rolen Casey: One of the most likable figures in Cincinnati Reds history, Sean Casey’s eight-year stint with Cincinnati featured tumultuous season after another. Outside of an All-Star season, including some MVP votes, in 1999 where he hit .332 with 25 HR, 99 RBI — all career highs — when the Reds […] Best Cincinnati...
Via Blog Red Machine
April 21, 2016

The Scott Rolen Trade That Never Happened

View image | gettyimages.com As we watch the Phillies make trades to rebuild the Phillies' farm system, we cannot help but wonder what other options are out there before the Phillies made a deal. So far the Phillies have gotten a trio of young pitchers in exchange for Jimmy Rollins...
Via Philliedelphia
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The UCB ‘Blogger Day @ Busch Stadium’

As much as we can all get caught up with the day to day trials and tribulations with the Cardinals, it’s easy to forget that overall the organization is first class. The Sunday before last, the team held their annual ‘Blogger Event’ where they gather all us nerds up for an afternoon of light schmoozing and free booze. So we sent 2 STL Bureau correspondents to this year’s...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mozeliak sheds light on Rolen’s departure from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — Six years in St. Louis was apparently plenty for Scott Rolen. “He wanted out,” Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak said on Sunday. Mozeliak, speaking to a large gathering of bloggers who were in town for the annual United Cardinal Bloggers weekend, recounted the months leading up to Rolen’s departure and spoke candidly, and perhaps jokingly, about what went...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phillies Nation Top 100: #32 Scott Rolen

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #32. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  From this point forward, each...
Via Phillies Nation
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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