This guy has been wheeling and dealing lately
It's been a busy, yet productive week for general manager Walt Jocketty and the Cincinnati Reds.
The team has wasted no time at all in addressing their offseason wish list. First, the club re-signed free agent closer Jonathan Broxton at the end of November. That move was made in an effort to allow the team to implement their ultimate plan of transitioning Aroldis Chapman from the bullpen into the starting rotation. Although it cleared up the dilemma with Chapman, there still remained one glaring need for the Reds: a leadoff man.
The rumor mill had been tossing and turning with possibilities ever since, but Jocketty put an end to the speculation on Tuesday after executing a blockbuster deal. In a 3-team trade that involved 9-players, Jocketty was able to reel in veteran outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, veteran infielder Jason Donald, and $3.5 million in cash from the Cleveland Indians. The Reds parted ways with enigmatic center fi...