Originally Posted by bottom_feeder
Freel will get a lot of time in the OF, just like Kearns and Pena got a lot of playing time last year, even when everyone in the OF was healthy.
I wouldn't mind Freel starting at 2b when Aurillia needs a day off, but I think Aurillia should get the majority of starts at 2b.
I like Freel too, but I think he plays better in the OF than 2b.
If Freel isn't starting, then the Reds don't have anyone to lead off except Lopez, and Lopez doesn't get on base nearly enough.
If, for whatever reason, Freel isn't the leadoff hitter, I go with the following
Any lineup I produce has Eddie hitting second, by the way. That's where I dig putting young hitters.