Dbacks/Reds/Indians 3-way trade (Choo to CIN, Stubbs+Bauer to CLE, Gregorius to AZ)
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12-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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Stubbs had an OPS of .610 last season. He strikes out
too much for a leadoff guy.
I agree that trading for a year of Choo is a bit questionable...but I don't think Cincinnati really overpaid for him.
Stubbs is a pretty good fielder out there in CF, IIRC. Choo, while he is a better hitter, probably loses some of his advantage over Stubbs because he's not as good of a CFer.
I get that Gregorius probably isn't a household name prospect by any stretch, but it did seem like he had a lot of trade value, since he was essentially traded for Trevor Bauer, who likely did have a lot of trade value. To give that up for one year of Choo, and playing him out of position wasn't a wise move, imo. They should have gone after Chris Young, who was only traded for a very light hitting SS.
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