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If the rumors are true, the Reds have traded Drew Stubbs and Didi Gregorius for who would now be former Cleveland Indians Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald.
From the Reds side
Losing Drew Stubbs at this point in time isn’t a big deal. While I fully believe he is better than he showed in 2012, he isn’t exactly someone you worry about losing. Gregorius is more of a concern at this point. Zack Cozart is going into his age 27 season and has a career OBP of .290 in the Majors. That isn’t good. Gregorius projects to be better than that, perhaps even an above-average shortstop at the Major League level.
From the Indians side
Acquiring Shin-Soo Choo, the Reds add a true above-average bat to their lineup. While he struggles with lefties, he crushes righties and they make up a majority of the league. The one cause for concern is that the Reds reportedly plan to play him in center, where he has all of 10 games in his career as a soon to be 30 year old Major Leaguer. That isn’t a good sign and cou...
BEST OF MAXIM
by: Chase Fitzgerald
Dear Drew Stubbs,
I’ve just found that you are now going to be an Indian and I just wanted to say goodbye. You’ve had your ups and downs, but I honestly really enjoyed watching you play. You may have been the most electrifying player on the Reds by always being a threat to steal a base and making some catches in center field look plain...
Tuesday evening, several eyebrows were raised when the Indians, Reds, and Diamondbacks pulled off a three-way blockbuster. Some raised their eyebrows because the Diamondbacks dealt a top pitching prospect for a shortstop who might never hit. Some raised their eyebrows because the Indians managed to get that pitching prospect for one year of an outfielder. Some raised their eyebrows...
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians completed a deal that will send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds. He adds that Jason Donald is also headed to Cincinnati.
Earlier today, we learned that the teams were discussing a trade involving the Choo. The outfielder, who is a free-agent after the season, hit .283/.373/.441 with 16 home runs...
Indians general manager Chris Antonetti is not done trying to improve a team that lost 94 games last season.
Antonetti said Wednesday that a three-team deal with Cincinnati and Arizona that brought outfielder Drew Stubbs and three right-handers to Cleveland makes the Indians better, but is not enough.
The Indians need at least one corner outfielder after dealing right-fielder Shin...
Shin-Soo Choo makes the Reds lineup look pretty. No more will they have to search for a lead-off hitter with a solid OBP. I do feel bad for the guy in charge of explaining to Dusty why Choo's OBP should be coveted and they shouldn't mourn the loss of Stubbs. "Oh bee pees are fine and dandy...If you're a dandy. I play a man's game where hitters swing the bat...
An interesting note from Jayson Stark today:
Also heard from 2 execs that #Pirates were one of teams on periphery of 4-team trade talks at winter meetings. Had interest in Shin-Soo Choo
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 11, 2012
That four team deal seems dead, considering James Shields has already been traded. Shields was one of the big names mentioned in the trade, and was...
The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and infielder-outfielder Jason Donald to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Drew Stubbs.
The deal came Tuesday night. The Indians are working on other deals, including one that could include shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.
Choo, who has been Cleveland's primary right fielder for the Indians since 2006, will likely play...
The Reds and Indians are deep in talks that would send Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
The Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. The Reds are expected to receive another player in addition to Choo.
The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as their leadoff man. Choo has played just 10...
Trading Shin-Soo Choo netted the Indians a pitcher with a ton of potential in Trevor Bauer, but it also left them with a hole in their lineup. They’re apparently now focused on filling that hole.
According to ESPN’s Jim Bowden, the Indians are continuing an aggressive pursuit of Nick Swisher, who would essentially replace Choo in right field.
Signing Swisher won’t be easy...
The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians are discussing a trade that would send outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, major-league sources confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, who first reported the serious talks, said the Indians would obtain center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in the deal.
The Reds would receive a position player...
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...