Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Freel is quite a bit more than a solid back up player.
He plays at a near regular pace.
But he hasn't played well at a regular place, IMO.
He might lose his job to Hamilton before the end of the year.
I would've prefered to "Wait and see" on this one.
I don't think he has enough service time to be a free agent after this year anyhow.. but that is just a guess. If he's only arb eligible, I wait until after the season. If Freel plays well and burns us next year at arb, so be it.
I'm all for extending core players, but Freel is not a good risk, IMO.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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