No real recent Choo talks
As part of my phone call with Reds GM Walt Jocketty about today’s trade, I asked for an update on talks with free agent Shin-Soo Choo. It’s been rather quiet but the Reds are still in the hunt for Choo’s services.
“We have not had any discussions in a couple of weeks,” Jocketty said. “I had one conversation with [agent Scott] Boras a couple of weeks ago. We haven’t done anything since then because of holidays and things going on.”
Jocketty said that the search for more lineup help is continuing either way.
“We are still looking at any way to upgrade the club if we can,” Jocketty said. “We’re not done looking to improve our offense. It could just be a bat. “It could be a leadoff hitter. Whatever we can do to improve our offense.”