Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/12/14
GOODYEAR, Ariz. It was bad enough when fans in Great American Ball Park booed Drew Stubbs late last season and it turned obscene when they booed him at RedsFest, supposedly a celebration of all things good with the Cincinnati Reds.Clearly, it was time for new scenery, a different-colored uniform.Just a few days later, Stubbs was traded to the Cleveland Indians in a deal that sent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds.It caught me a little off guard, even though I knew a trade was possible, said Stubbs, who hit .213 and struck out 166 times last season. It materialized out of nowhere and I had some mixed emotions and feelings because the Reds were the organization Ive been with.I have a lot of friends and leaving them behind was the toughest part, but coming here for a fresh start well, the more I thought about it I realized it would be a great thing for me, he said. So far it has because we have a good group of guys that have made it easy.Stubbs, 28, and a No. 1 draft choice by the...
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