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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    $7 million for two years. It's a steal.
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    The REDS are hustling themselves into being a below average offense.

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    $7 million for two years. It's a steal.
    Seems like a good deal for the Reds. The wouldn't be able to get a player of Freel's versatility for that much money on the open market and he'd likely get more than that in arbitration.
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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    $7 million for two years. It's a steal.
    Yeah. If I'm Krivsky I do that deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    $7 million for two years. It's a steal.
    agreed, I'll take it. He would have gotten more in arbitration, and he's still very tradeable once Denorfia comes back next year to be the 4th OF/KGJ insurance policy.
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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
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    Absolutely a reasonable contract. Nice work front office.

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Freel's a winner. It doesn't hurt to have winners on your roster or your payroll.

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Chone Figgins is making $3.5 million this year.

    Good deal for the Reds.
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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Now that I see the amount, I'm more positive about this signing. Good job by Krivsky.
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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    so it looks like Wayne is gambling that Freel is on the rise and he's getting a bargain now, because there's no risk of FA.
    Of course, Freel is 31 years old and has steady (rather than rising) numbers.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Did anyone see C. Trent Rosecrans blog?

    Freel's presser was interesting. The deal is two more years - 3 mil in 2008 4 in 09. He said: 'I'm overpaid'

    Was amazing. Basically he said he's lucky to do what he's doing, and if anything he can now afford (financially) to be more reckless. A scary thought, but probably not possible

    What was also interesting was that Freel started on his own about how the team needs to get Josh Hamilton at-bats, that Hamilton is the most talented guy on the team and is a future All-Star, and if he has to sit or play the infield to get Hamilton on the field, he'll do it.

    "He's a game-changing guy, I'm not," Freel said.


    There was also a point where he said he'd take the league minimum to play, just so he's playing. Wayne Krivsky said to that, "That's why guys have agents."

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Quote Originally Posted by CTA513 View Post
    There was also a point where he said he'd take the league minimum to play, just so he's playing. Wayne Krivsky said to that, "That's why guys have agents."
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    No mention of any team options in 2010? That team option seems to be the Krivsky MO of contract extensions.

    For what it's worth - that now gives the Reds $58.225Mil in committed salary for 2008 on 13 players. That figure is including if they pick up the $13mil option on Dunn, the $2.25mil option on Cormier, the $1.85mil option on Hatteberg and the $1.3mil option on Valentin. Without those options it's $39.825mil for 9 players.

    And to add a cherry on top - the Reds owe $2.5 mil to Arroyo next season as a signing bonus.

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    Re: 2 more years for Freel

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    $7 million for two years. It's a steal.

    Well, that's better than the 9 million rotoworld guessed at.

    However, the upside of this is if Freel plays well, we save some cash.
    The downside is that we might've overpaid for him. He needs to flash some of that OBP he used to have in order to make this deal look good.

    I still probably wouldn't have extended him, although 7 million isn't as bad.
    I just don't see him playing so well that he'd sting us for more than that going year to year.
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