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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    If Bowden is correct and Choo gets around $85 million over five years, the Reds would probably pay that much.

    They would have to rid themselves of one big contract, probably Phillips. But $17 per year for five years for Choo would probably be feasible.

    I'm guessing that's the limit though. Guessing that's the lowest Choo would take and the highest the Reds would pay.

    Choo remains an ideal signing since the Reds don't lose a draft pick and since he can play CF now and move over to left for BH.

    Only issue with Choo is that it still leaves the Reds without the big righty slugger. Maybe Ludwick manages for one more year, if healthy, and Reds try to get the righty bat next off-season.
    I agree about the big righty bat. I've been saying that they need a long term right handed solution between Bruce and votto off of this board since prior to the 2010 season. It seems as if when they have that whether it be a Rolen in his final good year in 2010 or Gomes on fire the first half of that year or 2012 with ludwick, the teams takes off.

    Idk if it was the futility of Stubbs in the leadoff spot or the growing sentiment that OBP is king and RBI are dead, but it seems to me the reds are always far too worried about leadoff and not enough about the middle of the order. RBI are important not as an indicator of personal performance, but of team performance.
    OBP is vital as well-the same with stacking your best hitters and bring able to stagger whether they are a lefty or righty so that the lineup can be effective the entire length of the game not just am advantage at the beginning middle or end. A right handed bat does all of these things. Increases OBP to make up for choo, helps the reds stack the best hitters in the lineup, and helps to turn vottos huge OBP into RBI. It does this while going the things that always seem to be shunned on here like staggering whether the batter us lefty or righty and offering lineup protection. Getting a right handed bat covers the reds on sabermetric and traditionalist thought, while bring choo back creates the same lineup situations we had last year-mega OBP then a hole in the lineup. If choo is brought back for big money, then the reds have to make further moves to fix those holes. A right handed bat fixes the hole and adds OBP in one move.

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