The Reds had a great RS698 RA589. Anytime it's over 100RD. 109+ for you guys last year was great even though the season didn't end how you would have hoped.
I hoped the Cards would of paid Choo. I think having him in Center and bat 2nd behind Carpenter would of sealed the deal for the cards for a few years.
But that didn't happen.
He was unreal for you guys last year. I have read around here and most fans without giving much reason except lots of hope think replacing him will be a cake walk.
How? The guy replacing him in theory Hamilton is super exciting. He has torrid SB potential but he will probably bet on base .100obp less than Choo if not worse. I doubt stealing bases can make up for the huge on-base/power/rbi production he gave as your lead-off hitter.
The guy is a superstar at this point. I really thought you guys would keep him.
I am not trolling this board. I know it's only one player. But damn, replacing him with Hamilton is a bit strange for a team that has it's fan base overwhelmingly sure of the playoffs and a world series contender.