Originally written December 11, 2012 on Redlegs Review:
  The Redlegs finally have the leadoff man they had been searching for. According to multiple sources, Cincinnati is close to acquiring outfielder Shin-Soo Choo from the Cleveland Indians in a three-team deal that will send outfielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius packing elsewhere. Stubbs will be heading upstate to the Indians in the deal while Gregorius appears to be heading to Arizona as the newest member of the Diamondbacks. The Reds are also rumored to be receiving utility infielder Jason Donald from Cleveland. The 30-year old Choo has quietly established himself as one of the most underrated center fielders in baseball. In 8 years as a major leaguer, Choo owns a career slash line of .289/.381/.465 and has tallied more than 14 homers and 66 RBI in four of the past five seasons. He posted a .283/.373/.441 line with 16 homers, 43 doubles, 88 runs scored, and 67 RBI in 2012. He also swiped 20 bases (21 to be exact) for the third time in the past four years i...
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