Originally Posted by Always Red
No wonder Bowden loves this deal- it's exactly one that he would have made, with trading for a bat and plugging him into a position he has seldom played.
I really love the idea of Choo leading off; not sure at all he can play CF. That leaves the Reds OF with: Choo, Bruce, Ludwick, Heisey and Paul. Does Heisey get traded away for a guy who is better defensively in CF? Paul played corner spots last year, if I recall.
This team played some great defensive baseball last year, both pitching and with the glove. I think this years team scores more but maybe gives up more, as well.
Center Field Free Agent List:
Rick Ankiel (33)
Michael Bourn (30) - declined qualifying offer
Josh Hamilton (32) - declined qualifying offer
Nyjer Morgan (32)
Scott Podsednik (37)
Grady Sizemore (30)
Andres Torres (35)
Might Walt+company sit back and see if the market allows for a late inning glove who hits lefties to come into the Reds' budget? It is kind of a shame, seeing as how Stubbs is exactly that guy.
But I wouldn't let that stop getting Choo!