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    Reds acquire Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald for Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorious

    DKnobler ‏@DKnobler
    Reds deep in talks on deal to acquire Shin-soo Choo from Indians for Stubbs and Gregorius. http://cbsprt.co/UfMpzf
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    Reds would use Choo in center field, and as leadoff hitter.
    Please, please, please ...

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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    YES! Something real to talk about! PLEEEEEASE Walt, do it! Just do it!
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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    Please, please, let this be the something else Walt mentioned at Redsfest!

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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    Someone asked him specifically about Choo at Redsfest and Walt said that they had talked to the Indians about him.

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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    The metrics don't show Choo as a real good rightfielder, so what makes the Reds think he could play center?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    Choo as a centerfielder? Color me skeptical. Bruce in center and Choo in right? That I could get behind. Would be less than ideal at both positions, but better than Choo in center, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Choo as a centerfielder? Color me skeptical. Bruce in center and Choo in right? That I could get behind. Would be less than ideal at both positions, but better than Choo in center, no?
    Ya, I'm having trouble seeing Choo as an everyday centerfielder.
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    I wish they wouldn't have gotten Ludwick if this is true...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    I wish they wouldn't have gotten Ludwick if this is true...
    I tend to agree, though I like the audacity of either Choo or Bruce in CF. I assume it would be Choo because Dusty's prime directive is the CF hits leadoff.
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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    I wish they wouldn't have gotten Ludwick if this is true...
    Since Stubbs is part of the rumored deal, they'd still be an OF short if they hadn't signed Ludwick.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    This rumor has been around for weeks. Probably has some legs to it. But you know, without Danny Knobler telling us who told him this rumor and what they were wearing when he was told it, we probably shouldn't believe it.

    Really though, Choo is 30 years old and has played 10 games in his life at the position. Not sure how I feel about that kind of move. It is a move that makes sense if you didn't bring in Ludwick, but now that you have, I just don't know.

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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    This rumor has been around for weeks. Probably has some legs to it. But you know, without Danny Knobler telling us who told him this rumor and what they were wearing when he was told it, we probably shouldn't believe it.

    Really though, Choo is 30 years old and has played 10 games in his life at the position. Not sure how I feel about that kind of move. It is a move that makes sense if you didn't bring in Ludwick, but now that you have, I just don't know.
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    Re: Shin-soo Choo?

    He does solve the leadoff issue but possibly creates a new one.

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    389 obp. while batting leadoff for the Indians last season. Really shocked the Reds would get him without giving up any starting pitching
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