Originally Posted by coachpipe
I think keeping choo should be a must regardless of how hamilton is doing
It depends on how much money the Reds have in the budget. They are already spending big money at two of the corner positions (Votto, Bruce). I'm not sure it is a great idea to commit even more money to a third corner spot if it means having to skimp on up-the-middle position players and pitchers. What happens when guys like Bailey, Chapman, Frazier, Cozart, and Mesoraco start to get (more) expensive?
If the Reds can fit Choo and those guys in the 2014/15/16 budget, awesome. If not, it might be wise to let Choo be the one to walk.