Ryan Freel was happy for a fresh start but still getting his mind around getting traded:
"A piece of me is excited. But I'm upset because of my relationship with the fans in Cincinnati. It's been tough. But you can't look at the past. I'm still playing baseball. But it's kind of an emotional time. I'm torn."
Is Farney the "piece" of Freel that's excited?
Ryan's goofy character will be missed, even though he did play ball like a spastic weasel. Never a dull moment, during some non-descript seasons
Could this trade be a poor man's version of the Hamilton-Volquez deal? (Win-win)