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Scott Rolen Traded to Reds for Encarnacion, Roenicke & Stewart


The Jays have dealt third baseman Scott Rolen to the Cincinnati Reds for third baseman Edwin Encarnacion and minor league infielder Yonder Alonso pitchers Josh Roenicke and Zach Stewart.

Rolen is hitting .320 in 373 plate appearances with eight home runs and 43 runs batted in.  He was also my second favourite active Jay, next to Roy Halladay.

Speaking of Halladay, he's still a Blue Jay.  After talks with the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees, Ricciardi did the right thing and kept his ace in fold.

I know there are folks out there who are ticked Halladay is still here, assuming he's as good as gone when he becomes a free agent, but those folks have no soul.

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