by: Brendan Henderson
On Dec. 11, the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds made a deal involving 3-teams and 9-players which sent OF Shin-Soo Choo (and $3.5M) to the Reds for OF Drew Stubbs and INF Did Gregorius.
Stubbs, the 8th overall pick for the Reds in the 2006 Amateur Draft, batted .241 with 59 homeruns and 178 RBI in 486 games as a Red. He had 110 stolen bases during that time, which is definitely a plus, but the main problem for Stubbs was his huge amount of strikeouts. He led MLB in strikeouts in 2011 with 205. He played great defense and ran the bases well, but what I think pushed the Reds over the top to get rid of him was his lack of being able to put the bat on the ball.
Shoo, the South Korean outfielder, signed with the Mariners as an Amateur Free Agent in 2000 and has played pretty well for the past seven years for the Mariners and the Indians. He has a good career batting average of .289 with 83 homeruns and 373 RBI. Shoo can also play some D....