Re: Ryan Freel
I did not see it today but it sounds like a continuation of the circus act Freel put on last week in Atlanta, sliding AFTER making a catch when there was no need to, leaping for a ball that is already hitting his glove, being struck on the arm/ shoulder by a ball that he was diving for when apparently he did not need to dive, and of course the obligatory foul up on the base paths.
I don't see how it can be a question of JayBruce being any worse. I think it is more a question of how being thrown into the fire when he might not quite be ready could negatively impact his long term development and career ceiling which management sees as one of the linchpins in the future of the organization.
That said. How long can they wait?