Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
If what you mean is that both Freel and Hairston are both leadoff hitters, then you may have a point.
Look... I think an overwhelming majority of us on here would have no problem with the Red's FO trying to retain Hairston next year. We really have no other viable solutions at lead off right now, unless it might be a Keppinger.

The issue is money.

He is making $500,000 this year. I'd have no problem with them doubling his salary and taking on a team option for 2010 that maybe is performance based.

But anything more then that is a huge gamble and waste IMO.