I'm a Cubs fan who is curious about your second base situation. I'm not sure if Reds fans have heard, but the Cubs have been shopping Todd Walker all offseason. Trading Walker away would leave Neifi Perez and Jerry Hairston Jr. as our second basemen and likely as potential #2 hitters. Needless to say, this is a situation that concerns many of us.
Well, i was browsing through some depth charts and found Ryan Freel listed as the 3rd second-baseman on the Reds depth chart. This guy seems like a great fit for the Cubs personnel wise. So what gives? Was he "demoted" after the DUI incident? Does someone in the Reds brass really think Womack and Aurilia are better players? Is this all just stemming from the current state of flux in the Reds front office?
If Freel is really just a "super-sub" for the Reds, i think the Cubs should go after him with Walker + a pitcher - we've got a surplus of those.
BTW, i'm hoping to make this year's season opener in Cincy. See you all there...