Originally Posted by Vottomatic
I believe this could be the key point in whether Choo even considers signing long term with the Reds.
What if he likes it here and would give the Reds a discount and sign here. BUT...........only if he gets to play a corner OF position? Clearly he doesn't like playing CF. And as much as most of us like Choo, we don't prefer him in CF anyway.
Reds either need to know if Hamilton will be ready and Choo can move over. Or trade for a CFer. Or let Choo walk in free agency.
Right. The other problem is that Ludwick is under contract for next year. If the Reds are looking to sign Choo, they're gonna need to trade either Ludwick or Bruce, and I'd much rather they trade Ludwick. This is all assuming Hamilton is ready to play the OF at the major league level in 2014 of course.