Could this be one of those cases where a former prospect who was suppose to have it all but just didn't pan out suddenly breaks out with a change of scenery?
And! If so would you move....Freel to the Tigers for Fernando Rodney to be our closer?
I like Freel and I know he is a valuable player for the Reds, but the bottom line is some players are going to have to go if the team is going to get pitching and get back to being any kind of contender.
The Tigers signed Todd Jones to a big contract so he is going to be their closer as long as he comes back healthy anyway.
I'm sure Freel could start over Craig Monroe who I believe the Tigers are starting in left right now.
If I could get a decent starter for Freel I would rather go that way and try to move Todd Coffey into the closer role eventually, but I haven't really looked at any deals for starters yet. I just happened to think about the Freel/Rodney deal when Phillips exploded on the scene and Jones came off the DL.
Whatta ya think?