Re: Shin-soo Choo?
I'm lukewarm on this. Love Choo, but as a rental that's a problem. Didi, in some kind of package, could have led a package to Arizona for more, if reports are to be believed.
Walt has a history of extending vets he trades for. But it sure seems like the $$$ will be -- and should be -- there for Bailey and Latos first. With Ludwick on a two-year deal in LF and Hamilton getting close, I don't see how Choo fits past 2013. (I guess the uncounted asset would be the first rounder they'd cop in 2014 if they offer Choo.)
Surprised with the short-term nature of this deal. I guess I'm hoping Choo ultimately replaces Ludwick in LF come 2014. But I doubt it happens.
Donald has been a lesser player than I thought he would be. Seems the Reds have liked him for a while, so maybe there's more there. Will withhold judgment.
On the flip side, nice vote of confidence for Cozart. Thought he was super solid for a rookie. Would like to see some improvement at the dish in 2014 and beyond. He's the guy now.
Pumped for the 2013 lineup now. Let's hope Choo knows how to play for big money.
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