Analyzing How the Shin-Soo Choo Trade Impacts Future Offseason Moves

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Analyzing How the Shin-Soo Choo Trade Impacts Future Offseason Moves
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It looks like 2012 is turning into the Year of the Blockbuster.

At least in Major League Baseball, that is.

Shin-Soo Choo was dealt by the Cleveland Indians to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a three-team, nine-player trade on Tuesday.

The Indians dealt Choo and infielder Jason Donald to the Reds and the Reds dealt center fielder Drew Stubbs back to the Indians.

The Arizona Diamondbacks were the third team in the deal. They dealt pitching prospect Trevor Bauer to the Indians along with relievers Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw.

The Diamondbacks also got shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Reds along with southpaw reliever Tony Sipp and first baseman Lars Anderson.

The deal fills known needs for each team. The Reds get the potential leadoff man they've been looking for in Choo. The Diamondbacks get their shortstop of the future in Gregorius. The Indians get good young pitching in Bauer.

Exactly how does this deal affect future moves for each team involved?

Let's take a look.

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