12/12/2012 by anjru0805
The Reds continue to make moves and have acquired OF Shin-Soo Choo. The three-team deal will send SS Didi Gregorious to the Diamondbacks and OF Drew Stubbs to the Indians. The Diamondbacks will also receive P Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson while the Indians get P Trevor Bauer, P Matt Albers and P Bryan Shaw. The Reds also get IF Jason Donald and $3.5 million from the Indians.
Last season, Choo hit .283/.373/.441. When he hit lead off (453 plate appearances), he hit .310/.389/.493. By comparison, the Reds leadoff hitters hit .208/.254/.327 last season. Talk about an upgrade.
There are obviously a couple of questions surrounding this trade: Should the Reds have given up Didi? Can Choo play centerfield (well)? Only time will tell.