"The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price." -Vince Lombardi
Not sure I like this trade. Choo isn't nearly as fast as Stubbs. Afraid he may clog up the bases.
Just got home from a company function and saw this on MLB Network. Like the trade without a doubt. Best wishes to Stubbs. It will be interesting with him coming into town for the Ohio Cup series.
* Attended the 1990 and 2010 Reds Division clinchers *
Watched the 2012 Clincher on FOX.
Bat Votto SECOND, please?
You know this is a good trade since the Cardinals fans are bending over backwards to find ways to knock it.
This lets BP go back to 2nd where he's most comfortable. With the Ludwick signing our lineup can go ahead and get etched in stone. I think we all know how much Dusty loves that.
How long till pitchers and catchers report lol?
Worst case scenario he shows in ST that he's not a great defensive CFer. That could put Bruce in CF on opening day.
Either way, we have a small park so I'm not really worried about it. We also have a nice backup in Heisey who can cover a lot of ground. We'll figure it out.
I'd like this trade a whole lot more if the Reds would have found a way to acquire Bauer for Gregorious and then acquire Choo without giving up Bauer. That beings said it's hard to not like this deal for the Reds, they gave up a couple of superfluous parts and acquired a legitimate lead off hitter for the first time in many years.
lefty-righty-lefty-righty-lefty-righty sounds nice as well.
I've wanted Choo for 2 or 3 years now. Finally!
When was the last time the Reds had a good leadoff hitter?
A real honest to goodness lefthanded hitter. Far far out. Good luck Drew. Now lets go win a world series.
Best part of this trade?
Now we have BRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCE ... and CHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOO
So what is the record for strikeouts by a hitting duo. Now that the Indians have paired Stubbs with Reynolds?