Cincinnati Fans Need To Spend Rolen

Cincinnati has many treasures, whose inhabitants are proud. We Cincinnatians, however, tend to overestimate many events in our sporting history. With apologies to my neighbors Queen City, rivalry pales in comparison to the North Carolina Duke-, Kentucky-Louisville, and at least half a dozen other traditional match ups between local authorities.

The fans also tend to exaggerate the contributions of some players in the success of your team, when in fact the credit for that success belongs elsewhere. For example, manager Lou Piniella often gets undue credit for the Reds lead the championship in 1990, although Pete Rose had assembled the team in previous years.

Twenty years later, when the Reds reached the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, many fans have given undue credit Scott Rolen. The third baseman was acquired from Toronto two years earlier, in a deal that gave the Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion.


Even a veteran sports writer perpetuates the myth that Rolen was somehow a reason Cincinnati won N.L. Central in 2010.

"The transient nature of today's player committed leadership," said Cincinnati Enquirer columnist Paul Daugherty. "Barry Larkin and Derek Jeter are antiques. Not everyone can be Scott Rolen. First, Larkin played 2183 games with the Reds, and Jeter suit in 2747 with the Yankees. Rolen has played in only 330 games in his four years with the Cincinnati, which means that the Reds were able to get some wins without him.

Even when he does not play the numbers with Rolen Cincinnati are not on the same level as Larkin and Jeter. Larkin hit.293 with 198 home runs in his career, while Jeter batted.310 with 260 circuits. B
atting was.263 Rolen to the Reds, and he hit only 36 home runs in his four years.

Catcher Ramon Hernandez spent three seasons with the same team as Reds Rolen, playing defensive much more important.

In addition to dealing with a pitching team and help a young flower Johnny Cueto in the ace team, Hernandez has better numbers than Rolen offensive. He hit.280 with Cincinnati, and he averaged almost as many home runs as Rolen.

Unfortunately, the exaggerated importance of Rolen remained since his departure three years ago. Cincinnati fans continue to blame losing season in 2014 the team in the absence of Scott Rolen, ignoring the fact that the Reds need players who can provide more offense to the direction called.
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