Nick Camino @CaminoTribe
Possible that #Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera could head to the #Reds too...time will tell, stay tuned.
I for one can't wait to chant Chooooooooo as well as Bruuuuuuuuuuuce if this happens.
From twitter:Ben Badler @BenBadler
There we go RT @hoynsie 3 team dealing cooking among #Indians, Reds, Arizona. Choo headed to Cincy. Cabrera not involved as of right now.
Choo AND Asdrubal?
"You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."
-- Christy Matthewson
"Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot."
-- Leo Durocher
I'm hoping for a 3 team deal where we end up with Choo and Bauer
I see Heisey playing at least 50 (with Choo in LF). And I see Hamilton looming as a threat to steal innings as well (pun intended).
So really what this does is gives us a LOT of breathing room for our risk factors:
1) Ludwick cannot maintain last year's offense
2) Choo's CF defense gives back a lot of value
3) Billy Hamilton is or isn't ready to be a fulltime CF
4) Injury risk for any of the above
5) In status quo, lack of leadoff hitter/offensive CF will be a huge detriment
In almost all of these "risk" scenarios, we're pretty well covered. That's why I'm very much in favor of this move.
I'm thinking the best comparison is in a 2b and a 3B. The skills don't always translate neatly from one position to another. A guy like Rolen can be a good 3b without being a good 2b, because he has quick reaction speed, but not the speed to cover as much ground as a 2b or a SS would.
Similarly, an outfielder without great reaction time but with better overall speed would be slower in the corners, but could possibly be no worse as a CF.
This seemed to hold true on utility players like Hairston, but it may not be as true with Choo.
Well this has gotten extremely interesting...
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