Shin-soo Choo


The Cubs identified Shin-Soo Choo last year as a difference-maker who could be a good overpay, a left-handed hitter with on-base skills and lead-by-example traits.


The Cincinnati Reds have built a very good core led by Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips, but they lost Shin-Soo Choo and key role players from last year's 90-win team.


GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Jason Hammel just faced a lineup that featured a National League MVP and pieces to a team that won 90 games last season.