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camisadelgolf
11-19-2010, 10:35 AM
This is great news if you're a Choo fan.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/choo-likely-exempt-from-military-service.html

Shin-Soo Choo will likely be exempt from military service since he helped South Korea beat Taiwan for gold at the Asian games yesterday, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian (on Twitter).

bucksfan2
11-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Go get him Walt!

camisadelgolf
11-19-2010, 11:17 AM
I don't think it would make any sense for the Indians to deal Shin-Soo Choo at this point in time. Although they were an absolute disaster this year, they may only be a year or two away from being a great team if things go reasonably well.
C Carlos Santana
1B Matt LaPorta
2B Cord Phelps
3B Lonnie Chisenhall
SS Asdrubal Cabrera (or Josh Rodriguez?)
LF Nick Weglarz
CF Michael Brantley
RF Shin-Soo Choo

SP Fausto Carmona
SP Alex White
SP Mitch Talbot
SP Carlos Carrasco
SP Josh Tomlin
CL Chris Perez

jojo
11-19-2010, 11:20 AM
Reds fans everywhere rejoice upon hearing the news for reasons that are not immediately apparent. :cool:

REDREAD
11-19-2010, 11:32 AM
I don't think it would make any sense for the Indians to deal Shin-Soo Choo at this point in time.

Yes, I agree. The Indians might listen to offers, but it's going to take more than Malony to get it done.

I question whether even Leake or Volquez would be enough. It would certainly cost us quite a bit to pry Choo loose.

Tom Servo
11-19-2010, 12:38 PM
Good to hear, I'm a fan of the guy.

OnBaseMachine
11-19-2010, 12:43 PM
Good to hear, I'm a fan of the guy.

Me too. Very underrated player.

lollipopcurve
11-19-2010, 01:08 PM
Indians were due for a break.

The Voice of IH
11-19-2010, 03:21 PM
Me too. Very underrated player.

A very awesome guy also. I have a step mother who is Korean, so I know a little Korean, and was able to talk to the guy for a few minuets before the Sunday Game at GABP this year. A really funny, caring guy who gave the whole family autographs. glad to see him not have to worry about military service.

kaldaniels
11-19-2010, 04:19 PM
Good for him.

corkedbat
11-19-2010, 09:29 PM
I don't think it would make any sense for the Indians to deal Shin-Soo Choo at this point in time. Although they were an absolute disaster this year, they may only be a year or two away from being a great team if things go reasonably well.
C Carlos Santana
1B Matt LaPorta
2B Cord Phelps
3B Lonnie Chisenhall
SS Asdrubal Cabrera (or Josh Rodriguez?)
LF Nick Weglarz
CF Michael Brantley
RF Shin-Soo Choo

SP Fausto Carmona
SP Alex White
SP Mitch Talbot
SP Carlos Carrasco
SP Josh Tomlin
CL Chris Perez

Hmmm, Grady Sizemore is conspicuously absent from that lineup. I think the Reds have some young pieces like, Juan Francisco (DH), Chris Heisey (versatile OF), Chris Valaika (IF), Mike Leake (or) Matt Maloney (SP), Jordan Smith (RP) (among others), who might be of interest to the Tribe to speed up that building process. I like Grady.

WMR
11-20-2010, 03:35 PM
Grady - Stubbs - Bruce

Greatest OF defense of all-time? :D

corkedbat
11-20-2010, 04:59 PM
Grady - Stubbs - Bruce

Greatest OF defense of all-time? :D

Hang on to Heisey and you still have he (or maybe Frazier) and Gomes to go against tough lefties. Bring back Nix (or maybe Edmonds or even Dorn) and you can slide Sizemore over to CF for really tough righties. I like the thought of sending a core lineup of Votto, Bruce, Sizemore, Edmonds up against guys like Halladay, Wainwiright, Carpenter, etc.

Rojo
11-26-2010, 05:46 PM
Is this still true?

camisadelgolf
11-26-2010, 09:13 PM
Is this still true?
Yes, it was confirmed. http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2010/11/cleveland_indians_receive_conf.html

marcshoe
11-26-2010, 11:22 PM
I'm guessing Rojo was asking whether the current escalation of troubles between North and South Korea will have a bearing on this.

camisadelgolf
11-27-2010, 05:32 AM
I'm guessing Rojo was asking whether the current escalation of troubles between North and South Korea will have a bearing on this.
Ah, good catch. Well, if anything has changed, nothing has been announced.