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    Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Four teams in a year's time!

    The Royals acquired utilityman Ryan Freel and cash from the Cubs for a player to be named later, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star.
    The Cubs designated Freel for assignment Thursday after a disappointing 14-game tenure with the club. They traded Joey Gathright for Freel two months ago.
    Maybe he can use his Cubs shoes?
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    Cubs new ownership "the losing stops now"

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Freel has become quite the hot potato.

    I'm surprised that he wore out his welcome so quickly in both Balt and Chicago. It almost makes me wonder if he's got an attitude or is having off field problems. I would think that both Balt and Chicago would've had realistic expectations of what his performance would be.
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    Hope he doesn't crash into that waterfall and break it.
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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    At this rate he'll be a Bengal next.

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    In all seriousness I wish him the best. It is really hard bouncing from city to city in a short time span; I've been there and never want to go there again.

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Freel has become quite the hot potato.

    I'm surprised that he wore out his welcome so quickly in both Balt and Chicago. It almost makes me wonder if he's got an attitude or is having off field problems. I would think that both Balt and Chicago would've had realistic expectations of what his performance would be.
    He was openly complaining about his playing time while in Baltimore (doing so, in fact, while he was injured, if I am not mistaken).

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    Is KC still the last stop on the way out of the league?
    I know a lot of people are talking about his on-base percentage (.308 in 2008), but I like to think more in terms of him his in-scoring position percentage. - Our Beloved Manager

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    He was openly complaining about his playing time while in Baltimore (doing so, in fact, while he was injured, if I am not mistaken).

    Actually, that was Farney.
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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    It's got to be frustrating for Farney when Freel is hurt all the time. He should have pciked a different host.

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    If Ryan Freel isn't the Type A example of Reds management coveting less than average baseball players, I don't know what is. Guy has been on 4 teams in less than a year, yet we are the team that signed him to a contract extension?

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    If Ryan Freel isn't the Type A example of Reds management coveting less than average baseball players, I don't know what is. Guy has been on 4 teams in less than a year, yet we are the team that signed him to a contract extension?
    New management traded him for something useful, in fairness.

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    It's got to be frustrating for Farney when Freel is hurt all the time. He should have pciked a different host.

    Farney shouldn't have any complaints. He was gravy-training off Freel a few years ago living high off the hog. Farney has to take the bad with the good.
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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    If Ryan Freel isn't the Type A example of Reds management coveting less than average baseball players, I don't know what is. Guy has been on 4 teams in less than a year, yet we are the team that signed him to a contract extension?
    Add in Stanton and Hatteberg to that list as well.

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    Re: Ryan Freel: KC Royal

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    New management traded him for something useful, in fairness.
    Why let facts get in the way of a good *&^{% session?

    In all seriousness, Freel may be able to help KC. He's willing to take a walk and he can play anywhere. If his bat hasn't slowed down too much, he should be useful as a fifth OF/ middle IF 24th man.
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