Seems like Walt has a pretty good idea how he wants Dusty to make out that lineup card, eh?"It was very difficult giving up home-grown talent, but we think Choo can fill the missing parts in our lineup both offensively and defensively," Jocketty said. "He is an exciting player, and we expect him to set the table for Phillips, Votto, Bruce, Ludwick and the rest of our run producers."
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013
Checked what my memory was telling me. Choo did play CF for Seattle when he came up as a rookie. Confirms he played some CF in the minors. True a long time ago in a players life but it won't be a cold transition but as long as he is serviceable, the opb justifies the end move.
Video highlighting Choo's defensive abilities
"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."
Seriously though, I agree completely. I can't quite explain how happy I am right now. The ONE move I wanted to see made the past 2 years...and it just happened. The ONE glaring hole I kept seeing, day after day after day, and it just got filled in with a gold nugget.
Now....let's hope the MLB medical team of the year is on top of their game. STAY HEALTHY GUYS!!!!
“@bradjohansen: More Jocketty: "it's fair to say this is a one year deal. We hope Billy Hamilton will be ready after this."
One problem with this move - Choo sports the double ear flap helmet. Unacceptable.
"It's still a long way to the top if we want to rock'n'roll, but at least they dumped the tuba player."
Love this move. Getting a cleanup and leadoff guy while moving Chapman to the rotation, my Christmas list is all checked off. Bring on March!!!
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