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    How about Freel at 1b?

    What do you guys think about putting Freel at 1b? Since Hattenberg is no great shakes with the glove, why not put Freel's bat there? Ideally, I'd rather have Dunn at 1b and Freel in the OF, but if Dunn has to be in LF, why not Freel at 1b?
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD
    What do you guys think about putting Freel at 1b? Since Hattenberg is no great shakes with the glove, why not put Freel's bat there? Ideally, I'd rather have Dunn at 1b and Freel in the OF, but if Dunn has to be in LF, why not Freel at 1b?
    I'd rather have Dunn at 1B as well. Put Denorfia in CF, Griffey in LF and Freel at 2B. Freel at 1B? I guess if it's the only way to get his bat in the lineup. I'd much prefer him at 2B or the OF though.

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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Too small a target for the young guys on the other side of the IF.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    I think that would make a bad defense even worse.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Too Short.

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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    He's too short.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

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    He's too short.
    So is Javy.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Freel to LF Dunn to 1st

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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

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    So is Javy.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    how about trading some of the mess that Krivsky and O'brien brought in for a real 1st baseman? Put Dunn in left, Freel at 2nd, fire Narron, and let the offense excel.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Dunn at first, Freel at second. Dunn isn't that good in the outfield and could make a good reach at first. He wouldn't have to run around, I think he fits as a first baseman. Freel has a lot of energy and speed, he's a good fit any where in the outfield and especially second base.

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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    fire Narron, and let the offense excel.
    Besides getting pitching this should be the Reds #1 priority.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    How about putting a catcher's mask on Freel and seeing if Narron will pull one of those stunts that allows Freel to play every position during a game. It's becoming increasingly obvious that he won't let Freel start regularly at any of those positions.
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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    to short not long enough reach stupid idea period

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    Re: How about Freel at 1b?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    how about trading some of the mess that Krivsky and O'brien brought in for a real 1st baseman? Put Dunn in left, Freel at 2nd, fire Narron, and let the offense excel.
    What "mess" has Krivsky brought in? He got a few cheap, low risk OFers who can be jettisoned in a heart beat. As well as a catcher and a few BPers. All low risk. And I think the only reason he brought them in was to simply take a look-see at (no harm there), and possibly try to help the bench.

    And yet you feel he can trade this "mess" for a real 1Bman?
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