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    Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Made a catch crashing into the the wall in the 2nd, and apparently was favoring one of his legs. Finished off the innings, but didn't come out for the 3rd. Hopefully it's nothing serious.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Freel is an idiot.

    First time in his life he is handed a starting job and he dives headfirst into a wall in spring training....

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Freel is an idiot.

    First time in his life he is handed a starting job and he dives headfirst into a wall in spring training....
    Then give me 24 more idiots on the roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Then give me 24 more idiots on the roster.
    By May you would have 8 left.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    It's Spring Training. You have to have the brains to know when to let off the gas pedal.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    It wasn't a leg injury.

    Left the game with back spasms.

    Going back to Sarasota as we speak.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    All this on top of getting his left hand knocked off yesterday by the crappy BoSox pitcher.
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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    It's Spring Training. You have to have the brains to know when to let off the gas pedal.
    Unfortunately, I don't think he is capable of doing the smart thing. As much as I love his approach to the game, he doesn't always play the smartest game. I don't see how he can ever be considered an everyday player with the way that he plays. He'll never stay healthy enough playing in the outfield on an everyday basis.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by Dunner44 View Post
    All this on top of getting his left hand knocked off yesterday by the crappy BoSox pitcher.

    Not that bad.

    A couple of lines from Tuesday's Cincy Enquirer: "Freel was hit on the hand--a scary thing a week from Opening Day. 'It just grazed me on the middle finger, Freel said. You've got to sell it' ".

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Unfortunately, I don't think he is capable of doing the smart thing. As much as I love his approach to the game, he doesn't always play the smartest game. I don't see how he can ever be considered an everyday player with the way that he plays. He'll never stay healthy enough playing in the outfield on an everyday basis.
    Ryan Freel wouldn't have made it to the majors without that approach. It made him. Why should he go back now?
    This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    I'm with dougdirt, Freel is an idiot. Seriously thats not smart, I dont care what people say about playing hard. Its spring training and less than a week before Opening Day we have our CF dive head first into the wall. I know its nice to see hustle but sometimes its just not a good idea to play all out.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Ryan Freel wouldn't have made it to the majors without that approach. It made him. Why should he go back now?
    That's a very good point. The minute he stops playing all out, his career is probably over.

    I'm not a huge fan of Freel's, but I don't dislike him either. I think he does really dumb things on the basepaths, and I'd much rather see him in the supersub role, I think that's where his value as a major league ballplayer lies. I'd rather see Denorfia or even Hamilton out there in CF.

    But that's a great point, Cedric.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
    Ryan Freel wouldn't have made it to the majors without that approach. It made him. Why should he go back now?
    I'm not suggesting he go back, but I think he's played the game long enough to know how to protect himself. There are times to crash into a wall, and there are times not to. Freel has earned his spot in the lineup and on the roster, he has nothing to prove in ST at this time. He has a responsiblity to the team and crashing into a wall during a meaningless game is not holding up to that responsibility, IMO.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    That's a very good point. The minute he stops playing all out, his career is probably over.
    His career would not be over if he decides to hold up on crashing into a wall during a spring training game. He's already earned his spot.

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    Re: Freel Leaves Game After 2 Innings

    i have no problem with him busting his but on everyplay it's how he got himself here


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