Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
I can't believe that no one has thrown out the idea of Freel playing in center everyday? I know that CF is usually a power position, but I think that if Freel plays RF everyday this year he wins a golf glove. I mean the guy gets to EVERYTHING. The same can obviously not be said for griffey. Move Griff to right (which won't sit well with him because he's arrogant and thinks he can still play center) and put that speedy little Farney in center and watch him compete with Andrew Jones to win a gold glove now that Edmonds is going down the tube.
This wouldn't be the worst thing, but I think if this were going to happen it already would have. They need to add a player with Pop who can play defense and I think they are more likely to get that in CF than at 2B or SS. Moving Freel and signing a CF seems more doable. I also like Freel in a roving role with some time off each week. Penciling him in as an everyday starter at a certain position seems to eventually get you to the type of stats he has had this August. At 2B you have Harris or Aurilia also getting time and it leaves Freel available to spell Griffey once a week or so.