Last year the Reds had 1444 at bats against lefties.
By my math (always debatable) the Reds faced righties 73.63% of the time.
A player like Choo who kills right hand pitching is important. On a team like the Reds, which had a .710 OPS against righties last year, he is golden.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Didn't Choo play CF in the minors, if memory serves?
Jon Morosi @jonmorosi
Massive disruption for Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald: They must now park in different lot at the all-Ohio spring complex in Goodyear.
Bet the Reds get Lars lolZack Meisel @ZackMeisel
Indians will end up with Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and relievers Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers. Will part w/ Choo, Sipp, Lars Anderson.
Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
In other words, false alarm on Asdrubal. He is NOT in the deal.
Choo's career numbers at GABP: OPS of 1.048 with 4 HRs in 36 ABs.
Also he does play against lefties. His numbers are much better against RHP but I don't see him sitting against all lefties.
Career he has a .307 AVG with OPS of .914 against RHP and a .249 AVG with OPS of .695 against LHP. Obviously much stronger against RHP and his numbers last year were really bad against lefties much worse than in the past.
If Dbacks would have traded Bauer for Gregorius......I"d rather have done that deal
Damnit.Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB
LHP Tony Sipp and 1B/OF Lars Anderson also going to #Dbacks
For some reason I feel like Cincy gave up more. Or Cleveland I guess, edit.