Rolen was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies
and St. Louis Cardinals
before joining the Blue Jays. He was traded from the Cardinals to the Jays for power hitting first baseman Troy Glaus.
You might or might not know that the Red Sox
are also interested in Blue Jays' ace pitcher Roy Halladay. It's unknown whether or not the Red Sox will pursue Rolen and Halladay in a package deal, but it will certainly take a lot of good prospects and major league talent.
Red Sox fans can kiss Clay Buchholz, Michael Bowden, Casey Kelly, and Lars Anderson goodbye.
Seriously, how many aging third baseman do the Red Sox need? And does Theo Epstein really want to mortgage the club's future to a division rival?
The answer to that question better be "no".
Plus, a third base problem will start next spring training, when Mike Lowell and Rolen will both be vying for the same spot.
However, this season Rolen is hitting the ball a ton. So far this season, Rolen is hitting .320 with six home runs, and 35 RBIs. Rolen has 94 hits in 77 games.