We aren’t going to rehash the merits of the Scott Rolen trade (again), but there was a very interesting nugget in this John Fay piece (which is substantially what appears in today’s Enquirer):

The Rolen trade is Castellini’s latest attempt to change things with one move. It’s along the lines of the hiring of Dusty Baker, the signing of Francisco Cordero, the hiring of Walt Jocketty, the firing of Wayne Krivisky and the trading of Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn.

Castellini was behind all those moves, or at least had the final word.

None of them has righted the listing ship that is the Reds franchise.

The difference with the Rolen trade is it wasn’t popular with a lot of people in the front office and some of the other owners.

Very interesting. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to hear the internal discussions about this trade (although I imagine they sounded a lot like the discussions we’ve been having here on that subject).