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    Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Reds record when Freel starts = 4-0;
    Reds record when Freel doesn't start = 1-3

    Coincidence? I don't think so, but then I don't make the lineup card. Also, if you want to split up the lefties (Griffey and Dunn) use someone who could use the protection like Encarnacion or Kearns. Those guys will really mash stuck between the big boppers. Aurilia in that spot is a waste. Just my opinion.

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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Freel makes stuff happen, like wins
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    I agree. Freel needs to start. I'd love to see him everyday in leftfield, Dunn at first, and Phillips at second. I can see not starting certain players on a daily basis if they have holes in their game and would hurt the team if they played every day, but I don't see that with Freel. His defense is not strong, but stick him in one position (leftfield) and let him work on his fielding excusively at that position. He could be very passable leftfielder because he is fast enough to cover the position and outrun his mistakes.

    I'm not even certain why the lefties have to be split up unless there is a dominating lefty specialist rested and waiting in the opposition's bullpen. If you push Dunn back a spot in the line-up, you could prevent him from batting several times a season (his last at bat) against righty closers. It would not be fun to watch Aurilia strike out for the final out against Brad Lidge or Jason Isringhausen with Dunn in the in deck circle
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball
    I agree. Freel needs to start. I'd love to see him everyday in leftfield, Dunn at first, and Phillips at second


    Such would be a good defensive lineup as well.
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Seriously this little league crap about how everyone needs to play has to go. If Womack or Aurilia gets pissed because they are not getting enough playing time than Krivsky needs to unload them and if cant trade them then just let them go. Womack can go not get on base somewhere else. I do like Rich platooning with Hatteberg so far, but we will have to see how it goes.

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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion
    Reds record when Freel starts = 4-0;
    Reds record when Freel doesn't start = 1-3
    Not that I disagree with the idea, but aren't the Reds 6-0 when Aurillia starts?
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by GullyFoyle
    Not that I disagree with he idea, but aren't the Reds 6-0 when Aurillia starts?
    So the obvious answer becomes play Aurilia everyday at first and Freel everyday at second. We will never lose again.

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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake
    So the obvious answer becomes play Aurilia everyday at first and Freel everyday at second. We will never lose again.

    I say put Dunn at 1st,Aurilia at 2nd,and Freel in left!!
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by GullyFoyle
    Not that I disagree with the idea, but aren't the Reds 6-0 when Aurillia starts?
    Yep. Not that I am saying RA should start every day though. Though I have not been that impressed with Hatteberg at 1B so far.

    2B should be a tandem of Freel and Phillips.

    After giving this much deliberation and personal reflection... and with Griffey's "volatility".... Dunn's mediocre defense in the OF (though it is still very early in the season)...

    I am kinda warming to the idea of giving Denorfia a shot in the OF (LF) and moving Dunn to 1B.

    But that is contingent on the fact that we dump Womack and open up a roster spot.

    But it's probably never gonna happen because, as much as I like Krivsky, he seems very apprehensive of "dumping" anyone (that would be an admission of making a wrong decision). He thus has "forced" this hodgepodge of players onto Narron, and Narron has adopted this approach (or solution) that he has to give these guys playing time to keep them happy.

    Not a good situation to be in IMO.

    I've not followed the situation that closely; but I don't understand the choice of Abad over Denorfia.
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Yes, Freel should play everyday or at least near it.
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    I don't get what is so hard about this. Dunn booted (another) ball today in left field, and Hatteberg is hitting .150.

    Put Freel in left, and Dunn at 1st and it imrpoves your defense AND offense. It also almost solves your 2B problem.

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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Put Freel in left, and Dunn at 1st and it imrpoves your defense AND offense. It also almost solves your 2B problem.
    This right now is the best plan, and Aurilia and Womack and can fight it out for 2nd and bat last.
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    This right now is the best plan, and Aurilia and Womack and can fight it out for 2nd and bat last.
    Hey, Aurilia is the cleanup hitter against LH pitchers. Learn to love it!!! :

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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM
    Hey, Aurilia is the cleanup hitter against LH pitchers. Learn to love it!!! :
    I know.

    How bout Dunn to 3rd?
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    Re: Start Ryan Freel every day.

    I like Spitball's idea. Put Phillips at second base, bat him 8th, and leave him alone. He's clearly the best player defensively, young enough to have some real potential, and could truly benefit from consistent ABs. He has a little pop. Losing out on a bit of O out of our 8th spot will have a negligible effect on our overall offensive production and carry along with it some potentially major defensive rewards.

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