The Dodgers placed Hee Seop Choi on waivers, and he was claimed by the Red Sox.
Given that the Red Sox had a better record than the Reds last year, it implies that the Reds did not place a claim on Choi.
This, in turn, implies one of two things:
1) Reds' management thinks Scott Hatteberg (assuming he will be the starting first baseman) is better than Choi. I really hope this isn't true.
2) Reds' management doesn't want to push Hatteberg to the bench or off the team after signing him to a contract. I guess I'd feel better about this, but not much.