Re: Shin-Soo Choo
I think the Reds will look into resigning him after the season. If he is willing to take a discount to stay, then maybe we have a chance.
However, I think the idea was as the first poster said "to bridge the gap to Billy Hamilton." I think 2013 is that gap and Hamilton will be the starting CF in 2014.
Also, I think the Reds biggest priority in terms of spending money has to be the starting rotation, not the OF. Homer Bailey will be a FA after the 2014 season. I hope if the Reds make a big signing this winter that it is a long term deal with Homer.