Freel needs regular days off
I've always been one who says Freel should be playing every day based on his performance. However, I've got to say, he was really struggling the last 2 weeks or so. Since given a few days off, he's looking much better. Not that I want him on the bench, but there really seems to be some merit to the idea that to get his best, he needs to have regular days off.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.