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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    According to Hal McCoy, Choo will have no problems in center.
    I hope Hal is right, but I'm not too confident in him after that hack job he wrote on Chapman being in the bullpen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    I hope Hal is right, but I'm not too confident in him after that hack job he wrote on Chapman being in the bullpen.
    I like Hal. Met him at Redsfest a couple of years ago walking down a hallway upstairs where no one was around. Nice guy. Legitimately. That said, he's lost it. I take everything he says very lightly nowadays.

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    From Beacher Report:

    Redleg Nation shouldn't judge on stats such as four total wins. It’s more important to see that Shin-Soo Choo has yet to commit an error in center field and is playing good defense.
    From RantSports:

    So far in spring training, everyone has been keeping an eye on Choo and what he can do in center field. The reports are so far so good as Choo has performed well when called upon.
    From YardBarker:
    The Spring Training season has started, and Shin-Soo Choo is gaining confidence playing center field for the Cincinnati Reds. “But everyday I feel better with practice,” he said. “There’s still work to do. But I feel more confident.” Granted, the former right fielder has only played a little bit, and exhibition baseball is nothing like when the games count, but it’s good that Choo has confidence in his ability to make the transition. As expected, Reds manager Dusty Baker has the same confidence in his player. “This guy is an athlete,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “He has a lot of pride. He works hard. He’ll be fine. We just have to preserve his legs.” Choo has done well at the plate, too, showing some on-base skills that were completely absent last season from the lead-off spot. If this switch to center field works, this could be a very good season.
    Two points:
    1) The quoted above isn't proof positive that Choo can handle center. But I haven't read anything to the contrary.
    2) Jay Bruce has yet to play an inning in center. If Choo was showing signs that he could not handle center, wouldn't they have to start transitioning Jay Bruce sometime soon?
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    If MLB 13: The Show video game is any indication, we are gonna love him out there. He's absolutely raking and playing a mean center field for me. Stealing some bags also.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    I like Hal. Met him at Redsfest a couple of years ago walking down a hallway upstairs where no one was around. Nice guy. Legitimately. That said, he's lost it. I take everything he says very lightly nowadays.

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    You are correct, Hal is a great guy. I got the chance to meet him at a Dayton Dragons game and he was incredibly nice - he seemed almost shocked that someone recognized him and seemed very flattered to have his autograph requested.

    For years I never missed one of his articles but like you, I'm finding myself increasingly skeptical of his journalistic output. I'll always love the guy though.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    If he can become an "average" CF (ranked 20th or better in the league) it would be amazing and a real sign of his work ethic. Guys a gamer.

    Only downside is that he now could sign to even more teams this off-season, but I guess with Ludwick/Hamilton we're prepared either way.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    According to Hal McCoy, Choo will have no problems in center.
    If Hal thinks that I'm convinced.

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by BoydsOfSummer View Post
    If MLB 13: The Show video game is any indication, we are gonna love him out there. He's absolutely raking and playing a mean center field for me. Stealing some bags also.
    Just played The Show 13 today, it was on beginner (switching from 2K12) but Choo was killing it and was player of the game.

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Choo was my CF'er yesterday while I was playing with my bobbleheads. Not only did he perform well while on defense and batting leadoff, he won a Nobel Prize, foiled an assination attempt on the President, and started dating Beach Fun Barbie the same day. As a result, I am convinced that Choo will be fine out there.

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by LeDoux View Post
    Choo was my CF'er yesterday while I was playing with my bobbleheads. Not only did he perform well while on defense and batting leadoff, he won a Nobel Prize, foiled an assination attempt on the President, and started dating Beach Fun Barbie the same day. As a result, I am convinced that Choo will be fine out there.
    Who hasn't?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    He'll be fine. 82 games at GABP
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Baker happy with Shin-Soo Choo so far

    Recently Dusty Baker noticed new center fielder Shin-Soo Choo approached bench coach Chris Speier with a question, but not him. The Reds manager went up to his new player and asked why he didnt come to the manager directly.

    He said in Korea, you dont talk to the manager directly the manager is like God, Baker recalled.

    Baker smiled and said he told Choo, Well, were not in Korea.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    If I was Walt, I'd go ahead and him a LTC offer right now.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    I want to spend an evening on the town with Choo and Chapman. I just feel like I would learn everything about the whole world that night.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    If I was Walt, I'd go ahead and him a LTC offer right now.
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