Friday, April 25, 2014

Airbrushed Fridays: 2014 Topps Opening Day #120

We meet again, old friend.

Who is he? Shin-Soo Choo is an offensively talented outfielder than the Reds tried to stick in center field last season after acquiring him from Cleveland. He responded with his best year at the plate since 2010, but was immediately exposed as a horrible choice for his defensive position. He also, blah blah blah, probably saved some puppies or something.

How did he get here? The Reds were one of three (!) NL Central teams to make the playoffs last year, but they lost the play-in game to Pittsburgh and opted to not really do much of anything in the offseason, including keep Choo around. Texas signed him to a free agent deal and immediately stuck him back in the corner where he belongs.

Repeat offender? Yes

Other versions of this card: 2014 Topps #106 (completely different photo), Pre-Photoshopped Photo

Airbrushed Score: 5

Comments: Let's check out the LeBron-O-Meter in 2014, just because I did it last time for some reason.

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