The way the team is currently set up we have these 13 position players: Votto, Hat, Phillips, Gonzo, EE, Keppinger, Griffey, Freel, Bruce, Hopper, Dunn, Ross & Valentin.
Freel brings speed and versatility. However, the emergence of Hopper and Keppinger in 2007 make Freel superfluous.
Here is what I would like to see before opening day:
1. The Reds get a right handed power bat for the bench. Someone who hits lefties well. ie Kevin Mench.
2. We see in spring training if Freel is healthy & we see if Bruce is ready to play in the bigs opening day. We also make sure we don't have any injuries to a starter before opening day. If all looks good then we trade Freel in spring training to a team who needs him. I suspect if he is healthy he could be traded because some team out there will have an injury to a 2nd baseman, 3rd baseman or outfielder in spring training & need a replacement.