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The Diamondbacks acquired a shortstop, Didi Gregorius, without giving up right fielder Justin Upton. The Indians acquired a young starter, right-hander Trevor Bauer, without giving up shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. But man, I love Tuesday's nine-player blockbuster for the Reds. Their offseason wish list -- a closer, a left fielder, a center fielder/leadoff man -- is virtually complete, and they filled all of those needs without giving up a starting pitcher. Yes, Shin-Soo Choo has played only 10 career games in center field. Yes, he is under contract for only one more season, and with Scott Boras as his representative, is likely to depart as a free agent. No matter. The Reds needed a leadoff man ... and Choo owns a .381 career on-base percentage. The Reds needed a left-handed hitter ... and Choo gives them a third excellent one to go with Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. The Reds lost Gregorius, whom Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers compared to a young Derek Jeter ... but truth be told, ma...
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