It's safe to say that Shin-Soo Choo has been every bit as good as the Reds hoped he would be when they acquired him in a three-team deal from the Cleveland Indians in December.
Choo has provided stability at the leadoff spot, batting .281 with a .416 on-base percentage, to go along with 16 home runs, 28 doubles, 14 stolen bases, and 40 RBI, allthewhile playing respectable defense in center field. Only teammate Joey Votto sports a higher on-base percentage for a National League hitter this year.
Unfortunately, Cincinnati may not get to enjoy Choo's services for much longer, though. The South Korean native is set to become a free agent this offseason and all indications are that he and his agent Scott Boras will demand big money, much more than the medium market Reds can offer.
So, where does that leave Choo in 2014? According to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com, the Cubs are an interested suitor for the left-handed hitting and throwing outfielder.