I know there's already a Freel post on this page at the time of writing this, but I think this discussion of his future PT warrants it's own thread.
Not only are things dicey now for Freel with his inexplicable part time status, but things are looking to be getting alot worse for his PT.
Very soon Wily Mo Pena will be coming off the DL, and with Dunn, Griffey, Kearns, and Pena in the OF, the few starts Freel has been getting out there look to be extremely limited soon.
More scary for Frell owners however, is that in the next few weeks, Anderson Machado should be coming off the DL. He is a young SS, that in my opinion is a below average to an OK player, that the new GM here seems to be completely in love with (no idea why). He has said multiple times recently on a local weekly sports talk show, something to the extent of ....I know we're playing poorly now, but just wait until Machado comes off the DL. He's a guy we were counting on before he got injured.....
The prevailing theory among fans around here is that when he comes off the DL, he very well may become the starting SS, Felipe Lopez will move to 2B (even though his defense is rather suspect there), and Freel will be the odd man out. My personal opinion is that Aurilla is getting extended playing time right now (in place of Freel at 2B), so that he gets one last chance to prove to ownership whether or not he should be the one that's cut to make room for Machado when he returns.
My suggestion for Freel owners is to try to trade him right now to the highest bidder, even if it's just for someone like Mark Grudzielanek, it may be worth it in the long run. Hopefully you can get at least little more for him though.