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    Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Interesting quote in Hal McCoy's recent story:

    "Agent, Scott Boras was in camp to witness Choo’s press conference with the Korean media after Choo signed a one-year $7.1 million deal with the Reds. How about the future?

    Boras said Reds general manager Walt Jocketty expressed interest in talking about a long term deal.

    “Walt told me Choo is the type of player he would like to talk about for the long term, but he wants to focus on this year first and we can talk about it after this season,” said Boras."

    Story here: http://www.daytondailynews.com/blogs...medium=twitter

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    I'd be all for Choo in LF long term.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Same here. Move Ludwick to PH/bench role in 2014.

    Have an OF of: Choo, Hamilton, Bruce for 4-6 years would be AWESOME.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Allow me to attempt to paraphrase ...
    "If Choo does well and Hamilton has trouble in AAA, we'd love to have him back if the price is right."
    -Walt Jocketty

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    As the old joke goes

    How do you know Scott Boras is lying?

    His lips are moving

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Allow me to attempt to paraphrase ...
    "If Choo does well and Hamilton has trouble in AAA, we'd love to have him back if the price is right."
    -Walt Jocketty
    That's my thinking. Ideally, Ludwick shows no signs of slowing down and Hamilton demolishes AAA, but things don't always work out right. Especially if Ludwick scuffles, locking up Choo becomes a priority IMO.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Allow me to attempt to paraphrase ...
    "If Choo does well and Hamilton has trouble in AAA, we'd love to have him back if the price is right."
    -Walt Jocketty
    I actually don't think this is the reasoning. I believe the reasoning is he will be a fit for LF because he doesn't think Ludwick will be as good as he was last year. We have no in-house options, so of course we'd like to speak to your client.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    That's my thinking. Ideally, Ludwick shows no signs of slowing down and Hamilton demolishes AAA, but things don't always work out right. Especially if Ludwick scuffles, locking up Choo becomes a priority IMO.
    I don't care how Ludwick performs. If the Reds have a chance to lock up Choo to play LF for the next five years, I'd be all for that. Ludwick is a nice placeholder for LF, but Choo is the kind of guy you build around. Choo is better than Ludwick at every facet of the game.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Quote Originally Posted by TOBTTReds View Post
    I actually don't think this is the reasoning. I believe the reasoning is he will be a fit for LF because he doesn't think Ludwick will be as good as he was last year. We have no in-house options, so of course we'd like to speak to your client.
    Exactly.

    Choo is one of the best offensive players in the game AND plays quality defense in an OF corner. If the Reds can hold onto him and Hamilton pans out in CF, the Reds are set in the OF for the foreseeable future.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    A possible 2014 batting order of:

    Hamilton CF
    Choo LF
    Phillips 2B
    Votto 1B
    Frazier 3B
    Bruce RF
    Hannigan C
    Cozart SS
    Pitcher

    Could cause a lot of anxiety for opposing pitchers!

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    I 'd love this.

    Hamilton CF
    Choo LF
    Votto 1B
    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    Frazier 3B
    Cozart SS
    Hannigan C
    Pitcher

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    I'd love this:

    CF Hamilton
    2B Phillips
    1B Votto
    LF Stanton
    RF Bruce
    3B Frazier
    SS Cozart
    C Hanigan
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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    I think Cupid lives in the Reds' clubhouse. And his latest target was Choo, probably yesterday. It's the only reasonable explanation for all players falling in love with the team.
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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    Exactly.

    Choo is one of the best offensive players in the game AND plays quality defense in an OF corner. If the Reds can hold onto him and Hamilton pans out in CF, the Reds are set in the OF for the foreseeable future.
    I'd love to have him, but how many long term deals can we bear? I don't know the finances obviously, but we've got so much fixed money now that it has to be a priority to fill certain positions on the cheap. I think if Ludwick has another good, healthy year and Hamilton appears to be a viable centerfielder for 2014, we'll cross the bridge of filling left field two years from now.
    Last edited by Superdude; 02-15-2013 at 07:03 PM.

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    Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...

    Pure Jocketty. Would love this move.
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