Entering the 2010 season, Scott Rolen was a career .283 hitter averaging 20 home runs and 81 RBIs per season. However, just as a fine wine becomes better with age, so has Rolen.

He is on pace to hit .303 with 35 homeruns, 105 RBIs, and slug .581. This would be one of the best if not the best season of his career. A career which includes a Rookie of the year award (1997), seven Gold Gloves (1998, 2000-2004, 2006), five All-star appearances (2002-2006), a Silver Slugger award (2002), and his next home run will be number 300. This would make him one of the only 128 player to accomplish this milestone.

As you can see, Rolen has a well decorated career and has certainly earned his sixth all-star appearance. However he currently is fifth among NL third baseman in voting. This is a shame and baseball fans need to recognize him for the contribution he has made to the success of the Reds this season.

Reds fans, let’s pay Rolen the respect he has earned and vote him into his sixth All-star game. It is simple enough to do, just vote Rolen in.




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