well, this thread is about to fire back up...
Brought this up in the game thread, but should post it here since I check this far more often:
Choo was said to play right field like he was scared of the walls in the outfield. At home, he misplayed a ball badly off of the CF wall when he approached the track, he almost fell over and the ball bounced off of the wall and back by him. Then today, he is backing up on the track and drops the ball. Maybe it was the sun. I don't know. But that is two plays, near the wall, in which he was moving and messed up. Are there any other plays he has made on the track this year while he was moving rather than stationary?
Game thread frozen?
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Wow. Got his glove on 2 and dropped them both to allow 3 runs to score. Crap.
Walk, single, double, three RBIs? Today, redemption is spelled C-H-O-O
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
How long as Choo been playing outfield? I thought I heard he was a pitcher when he was first signed? At what point did he make the switch?
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN
Please Reds, extend this guy. Would love to see him in LF for the next five years.
He's a little shaky right now in CF, but we all expected that wasn't going to be an easy transition.
I don't think he dropped those balls because he was playing Center field instead of Right field. He got to them in plenty of time and just plain dropped them. He was camped under the second one. We can have concerns about his range, but his range was perfectly sufficient on those two balls. He just dropped them. That can happen anywhere on the field. The misplays are an indication that he may not be a good fielder, but they are not an indictment of the decision to move him to Center field.
I know we are NL fans here and most of us hate the Designated hitter, but with more and more talk that the DH is coming to the NL, is it possible it will happen by 2014? If so, with Ludwick already signed for 2014, and the possibility of resigning Choo, how about the following lineup??
Early on if Hamilton isnt getting on base at a great clip...
1. Choo LF
2. Phillips 2B
3. Votto 1B
4. Ludwick DH
5. Bruce RF
6. Frazier 3B
7. Cozart SS
8. Haniroco C
9. Hamilton CF
If hamilton can get on base at a good clip