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Postby Big Papi's Pimps » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:44 am

Is anybody here gonna start him today?? I'm leaning towards no.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:17 pm

Big Papi's Pimps wrote:Is anybody here gonna start him today?? I'm leaning towards no.


It would depend on who the replacement would be, but I'd be hesitant against Zambrano.

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Postby Coppermine » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:13 pm

OK, Freel is a FAR better player than Womack and he played well enough today with a hit, two walks, 3 runs scored and an SB. What are the Reds smoking? Just start Freel already. Why are they so high on aging losers like Womack and Aurilia? I drafted Freel as a starter, but I can only assume Reds will wake up and relegate Womack to what he's should be doing; pinch hitting for tired pitchers in the 6th inning.... or better, just letting the pitcher hit and have Womack pinch run.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:41 pm

Coppermine wrote:OK, Freel is a FAR better player than Womack and he played well enough today with a hit, two walks, 3 runs scored and an SB. What are the Reds smoking? Just start Freel already. Why are they so high on aging losers like Womack and Aurilia? I drafted Freel as a starter, but I can only assume Reds will wake up and relegate Womack to what he's should be doing; pinch hitting for tired pitchers in the 6th inning.... or better, just letting the pitcher hit and have Womack pinch run.


Luckily I started him in one of my leagues today. Very frustrating. I'm a big fan of his and I can't believe he doesn't start on a MLB team. :-P
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Postby checkers » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:09 pm

3 SBs today ;-D .. damn.. wtf is Reds doing ??? fire the damn coach! :-t
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Postby rentz » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:39 pm

3sb's and he isnt the starter? GEEZ
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:56 pm

rentz wrote:3sb's and he isnt the starter? GEEZ


The stupid thing is that this is pretty typical of what he does for a team. When he started last year it seemed like he was always doing something, whether it be walking, stealing, scoring, etc. If he's a starter on your team, you're happy. I guess I've come to the conclusion that the Red's don't like happiness.
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Postby epk410 » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:53 pm

I have Freel but I am planning to keep him on the bench for the time being. His replacement is Wilkerson, does that seem like a good idea?
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Postby CrzyJ420 » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:56 am

Yeah, this is killing me. I had no idea he wasn't a starter until I'm looking online during the game opening day. So I figure I better pick up a back up 2B that starts to be safe. I get Durham and start him and then Freel freakin' starts yesterday and was good for 10 points in my league, while sitting on my bench. I don't know what to do with him. Also, I was wondering who anybody would recommend as a replacement? Right now I have Durham, but I was thinking of grabbing Mueller when he's off of waivers. What do you think, Mueller or Durham? Thanks.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:17 am

Even if he stays in the utility role I like Freel to get 450 AB. Hopefully he continues to play well and forces their hands. He'll probably steal 60 if plays full-time. :-[
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