Re: Reds acquire Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald for Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorious
Originally Posted by Nathan
Here's my two cents. Yes, Gregorious has the potential to be a better player than Cozart. Indians and Diamondbacks probably knew this. Everyone involved preferred Didi over Zach. The Reds weren't going to let one player stop them from getting the guy they want, especially with the position already covered. So, realistically, could've they traded the guy they really wanted to keep to get the guy they wanted worse?
Yep, it really doesn't matter who is or will be better between Didi and Zach. This trade only gets made because the D-Backs had a massive man crush on Didi and were willing to overpay to get him. They weren't going to give up Bauer for Zach, which means the Tribe wasn't going to trade Choo for Zach.
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