Originally Posted by big boy
Could this have been for the fans? I know someone who would boycott the Reds if they ever unloaded Freel.
It's been proven to be wiser to invest in a winning team than to keep fan favorites.
Investing all that money in Casey and Graves ended up being wrong.
If Wayne gave him 4 million or more, that's another black mark against him.
I'd be ok with around 2 million/year for Freel.. That's about the going rate for a solid backup player. I doubt Freel would take it, but if he walks, he walks.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!