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    Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont...s.33ff0ef.html

    This article just mentions Freel in passing, but could you think of a trade or a trade package that would benefit the Reds involving Freel and the Rangers?

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    I've said it before, I'll say it again. I think coming up with some way to wrest CJ Wilson from the Rangers would be a priority for the bullpen. It would take a lot more than Freel to do it. Throwing Freel in with a real up and comer, like Votto might make Texas consider. If Keppinger and Hopper are for real, the Reds won't need Freel. (I say that sadly, he's a favorite).

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Freel, Ross, and Hatte for Salty

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    how about freel for minor league filler, and take the money owed to him and invest it into the next draft class.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    Freel, Ross, and Hatte for Salty
    ok... find a manager who's willing to do that.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDunn View Post
    ok... find a manager who's willing to do that.
    I was kidding

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    I have heard that Peter Gammons recently wrote an article in which he said that there were a lot of teams interested in Ryan Freel, but you had to be a subscriber on ESPN4U.com to read the whole article. I imagine the Reds would do their best to trade Freel if that is the case. The Texas Ranger article mentions Freel as a fringe outfielder, so I would not think a trade to the Rangers was imminent.
    Last edited by AmarilloRed; 11-10-2007 at 05:47 PM.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    I'd be surprised if any one would give much of anything for Freel until late into spring training when he will have had a chance to show he is healthy and what he still brings to the table.

    A month missed with a concussion followed by a season ending leg injury requiring surgery pretty much makes a guy Freel's age with a $1M plus salary unmovable unless the Reds are willing to just dump him for a prospect and eat most of the salary. To boot it wasn't like he was contributing all that much any way; and, Hopper had basically beaten him out for the 4th outfieldr spot.

    There is a lot said on this and other sites about how fans of a team tend to over rate or under rate their team's players in trade speculation. I think Freel is a classic case of overating at this point until he shows he is healthy and can still play.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDunn View Post
    ok... find a manager who's willing to do that.
    Better yet, find a GM willing to do that!

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    I like Freel, but if you could just find a team to take his salary, then I say do it. Hopper can play the same role for cheaper...that 3 million can be used to help bolster our bullpen, or put towards a starter we may get in another trade.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    I'd do it just for a salary dump. I give him up for 1 minor league single A pitcher with an era of 6.00.
    Who's on first?

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    Freel is a good guy to have around as long as you dont count on him as an everyday player. I really dont want them just to dump him because I dont think now he is at his highest value. Wait until the Trade deadline then if your not contending deal him.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Freel is a good guy to have around as long as you dont count on him as an everyday player. I really dont want them just to dump him because I dont think now he is at his highest value. Wait until the Trade deadline then if your not contending deal him.
    I think the question ay this point is does he even make the Reds team if they take their best 25 north? There may be a lot of dealing done between now and the end of spring training which would end up making a spot for Freel but as of now I don't think he is any more than the 25th man if that.

    Just get our your pencil and paper and start doign a depth chart keeping in mind there will liklely be only 13 position players including 2 catchers (at least). Assume Hopper covers Freel's versatility in the OF and Keppinger in the infield. Then jf they keep Votto, Bruce and Cantu and don't trade Hattie, I am already a man long right here by my count.

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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnwohio View Post
    I think the question ay this point is does he even make the Reds team if they take their best 25 north? There may be a lot of dealing done between now and the end of spring training which would end up making a spot for Freel but as of now I don't think he is any more than the 25th man if that.

    Just get our your pencil and paper and start doign a depth chart keeping in mind there will liklely be only 13 position players including 2 catchers (at least). Assume Hopper covers Freel's versatility in the OF and Keppinger in the infield. Then jf they keep Votto, Bruce and Cantu and don't trade Hattie, I am already a man long right here by my count.
    Bruce is not coming north with the team unless Dunn or Griffey gets hurt. I think they deal either Edwin or Gonzalez to make room for Keppinger to play everyday and I think Freel is a nice safety net incase that happens.
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    Re: Texas may have Interest in Freel?

    Quote Originally Posted by jnwohio View Post
    I think the question ay this point is does he even make the Reds team if they take their best 25 north? There may be a lot of dealing done between now and the end of spring training which would end up making a spot for Freel but as of now I don't think he is any more than the 25th man if that.

    Just get our your pencil and paper and start doign a depth chart keeping in mind there will liklely be only 13 position players including 2 catchers (at least). Assume Hopper covers Freel's versatility in the OF and Keppinger in the infield. Then jf they keep Votto, Bruce and Cantu and don't trade Hattie, I am already a man long right here by my count.
    All good points, but with Freel's contract, I just can't see him not being on the 25 man barring a trade. Plus, despite his ineffectiveness as a starter, I still think he can be valuable as a super-sub given his versatility and history of playing better with regular rest. If nothing else, he'd be a good insurance policy should Hopper or Country Kepp prove their performances last year were aberrations.
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