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MLB: Shin-Soo Choo Rejects NY Yankees' 7-Year, $140 M Offer
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MLB: Shin-Soo Choo Rejects NY Yankees' 7-Year, $140 M Offer

Dec 19 2013, 6:01pm CST | by

Highly sought-after free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo rejected a seven-year, $140 million offer from the New York Yankees.

Free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo rejected a lucrative offer from the New York Yankees.  Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports writes more details in his Dec. 18 update:  "In the aftermath of Robinson Cano...

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MLB: Shin-Soo Choo Rejects NY Yankees' 7-Year, $140 M Offer

Dec 19 2013, 6:01pm CST | by

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Highly sought-after free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo rejected a seven-year, $140 million offer from the New York Yankees.

Free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo rejected a lucrative offer from the New York Yankees

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports writes more details in his Dec. 18 update

"In the aftermath of Robinson Cano's defection to Seattle, New York presented Choo a seven-year, $140 million deal, three sources outside the Yankees' organization told Yahoo! Sports. When (Choo's agent Scott) Boras countered asking for more money -- one source indicated he wanted 'Ellsbury Money,' or $153 million over seven years -- the Yankees pulled the offer and signed Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million deal.

"Asked to confirm the Choo offer, Yankees officials declined comment. Their recusal from the Choo sweepstakes took one big-money team out, and sources told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday that the Texas Rangers have shifted their focus to Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka, whom most officials in baseball expect to be posted by his team in Japan. 

"Other teams may do the same in an effort to draw down Choo's price tag, though if there is a truth about Boras, It's that he usually gets his money." 

In light of the alleged fallout, Passan goes on to say that one team interested in Choo's services is the Houston Astros. However, he stresses Houston is not likely to give up a draft pick because Carlos Rodon -- another client of Boras -- would be a strong candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

Five days before the Yahoo! Sports article came out, Evan Drellich of The Houston Chronicle points out the Astros locking up Choo to a deal "has always been unlikely." 

For one, Drellich confirms Passan's assessement that the Astros aren't willing to give up a draft pick for Choo. Drecllich also cites Houston owner Jim Crane, who says approximately $30 million will be added to the Astros' 2014 payroll. It would be difficult to accommodate Choo as Scott Feldman, Dexter Fowler and Chad Qualls account for $20 million of that amount.

To conclude his article, Drellich writes,"The Astros have lots of needs, and throwing a lot of money at any one player this winter probably doesn't fit the plan." 

On the other hand, the fact that the Yankees were willing to offer big money to Choo is "a strong indication" the team "plans to deal Ichiro Suzuki," per George A. King III of The New York Post. King notes Suzuki will earn a $6.5 million paycheck in 2014. 

As a member of the Cincinnati Reds in 2013, Choo hit .285//423//462 in 154 games. He also had 21 home runs and 20 stolen bases, according to Mike Axisa of CBS Sports. 

 
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Aug 23 2014 10:45pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn’t allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had two hits, including a first-inning homer for his 15th of the season, and made a diving catch in left field for the AL Central leaders. ...
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Royals top Rangers for 24th win in 30 games

Aug 23 2014 10:45pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Royals top Rangers for 24th win in 30 games

Aug 23 2014 10:45pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn’t allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had two hits, including a first-inning homer for his 15th of the season, and made a diving catch in left field for the AL Central leaders. Gut ...
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Source: P Darvish clears waivers for Rangers

Aug 18 2014 11:27pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - MLB

Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers have cleared waivers on Monday, according to a source ...
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Aug 15 2014 10:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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