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.