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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Not to knock on Freel, but I wonder how many of those diving catches were the result of getting a bad jump on the ball?

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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Not to knock on Freel, but I wonder how many of those diving catches were the result of getting a bad jump on the ball?
    All that matters is that he made the catch, right? RIGHT! It doesn't matter how you get it done, as long as you get it done!

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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Not to knock on Freel, but I wonder how many of those diving catches were the result of getting a bad jump on the ball?
    I'd say at least one or two. However, how many of other outfielders would have given up on any of those balls? I mean come on if Freel can go flying after a ball when the Reds are up 10 to nill, thats friggin amazing. I just wish he'd work more on his baserunning. He could be even worse a threat on the basepaths if he worked with someone. He relies totally on instinct and not on brains sometimes.

    I was there for the Pujols catch. Best baseball moment I ever had in Cincinnati. It was amazing to see how the fans all stood and applauded for at least 3 or 4 minutes. Cincinnati fans are pretty darn smart. They were applauding the effort but they knew how much the catch meant to the rest of the game. Now if we can just get these fans a playoff team or better!

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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport View Post
    he made one catch with the reds leading 14-0 amazing
    Excellent observation...
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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grounds_Crew View Post
    All that matters is that he made the catch, right? RIGHT! It doesn't matter how you get it done, as long as you get it done!
    No need to yell.

    I think it does matter how you get it done. With the way Freel plays the outfield, put him in CF full-time and he'll be lucky to play 120 games a season because the injuries will catch up. I admire how Freel plays the game, but I'm not as enamored with him in the outfield as others here are. As fun as the highlight real is to watch, there are times when it's not smart to dive. I remember once last season when Freel dove on a fly ball while playing center with runners on base. He missed it, the ball goes to the wall, the bases are cleared and the hitter gets to 3B.

    Freel is fun to watch, but he is not a fundamentally sound outfielder and is too wreckless, IMO. I'd rather see him in the infield. He'd make a good full-time infielder and he'd stay healthier.

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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    No need to yell.

    I think it does matter how you get it done. With the way Freel plays the outfield, put him in CF full-time and he'll be lucky to play 120 games a season because the injuries will catch up. I admire how Freel plays the game, but I'm not as enamored with him in the outfield as others here are. As fun as the highlight real is to watch, there are times when it's not smart to dive. I remember once last season when Freel dove on a fly ball while playing center with runners on base. He missed it, the ball goes to the wall, the bases are cleared and the hitter gets to 3B.

    Freel is fun to watch, but he is not a fundamentally sound outfielder and is too wreckless, IMO. I'd rather see him in the infield. He'd make a good full-time infielder and he'd stay healthier.
    I wasn't yelling, haha...just making a comment!

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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    He got great jumps on the Rockies ball, Pit one, and Edmonds second one...

    Im not saying he is the best OF of all time, but he is a very good OF who gets decent jumps. Not the best, but he gets good jumps on most balls.

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    Re: Ryan Freel 2006 Highlight Video from YouTube!

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Not to knock on Freel, but I wonder how many of those diving catches were the result of getting a bad jump on the ball?
    Did Ryan get a bad jump on the ball via the line drives down the 3rd base line? If you can react to a ball down the line, you most probably have the same instincts in the outfield. That is a god given talent. (My opinion )

    Speaking of the catch in the 14-0 game, I can remember a game the Reds were trailing in double figures in the 9th inning. He hit a slow tapper between the mound and first base. He ran down the line like it was game 7 of the World Series (9th inning) with the tying run on 3rd and two outs.
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