nsulham wrote:I was faced with this same dilemma earlier this week, cut Taveras and went with Freel---just in time for his huge Thursday.
Taveras just doesn't get on base enough I don't think and I love guys like Freel, dirt dogs who go all out on every play.
Nsulham, exact same thing for me this week. Dropped Taveras, picked up Freel to replace Loretta, and the next day he had the 4/6 day. I'd go with Freel from here on out, since it's looking like he'll start every day. He's got a great OBP, so he'll be on base much more often for steals and getting driven in by the big bats in the Cin lineup. At this point, the Houston team couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat, making Taveras a 1-category player. Plus, Freel's eligibility for 2B, 3B, and OF make him the clear choice.