Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
I don't know. He was excellent in 103 games in 2005. No, that's not an everyday player, but what it does tell me is that Freel produces when he's in the lineup not out of it.
The point is that in any 15 game stretch, it's possible we'll get better production out of 12 games of Freel and 3 of somebody else than we would out of 15 games of Freel.
I'm not advocating he play only 2-3 times a week. I'm saying he shouldn't be playing 20 days in a row without a day off. There's some grey room to play with there...
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.