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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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Rangers reinstate Fielder and Darvish from DL

Nov 3 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have reinstated nine players from the 60-day disabled list. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish and first baseman Prince Fielder were among the players reinstated Monday, giving the Rangers a full 40-man roster. Both are expected to be ready for spring training. Darvish’s last game was Aug. 9 before he was sidelined by elbow inflammation. Fielder, the slugger acquired last November, played in only 42 games after neck surgery. Outfielder ...
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3 weeks ago

Rangers reinstate Fielder and Darvish from DL

Nov 3 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have reinstated nine players from the 60-day disabled list. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish and first baseman Prince Fielder were among the players reinstated Monday, giving the Rangers a full 40-man roster. Both are expected to be ready for spring training. Darvish’s last game was Aug. 9 before he was sidelined by elbow inflammation. Fielder, the slugger acquired last November, played in only 42 games after neck surgery. Outfielde ...
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3 weeks ago

Rangers reinstate Fielder and Darvish from DL

Nov 3 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have reinstated nine players from the 60-day disabled list. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish and first baseman Prince Fielder were among the players reinstated Monday, giving the Rangers a full 40-man roster. Both are expected to be ready for spring training. Darvish’s last game was Aug. 9 before he was sidelined by elbow inflammation. Fielder, the slugger acquired last November, played in only 42 games after neck surgery. Ou ...
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3 weeks ago

Rangers reinstate Fielder and Darvish from DL

Nov 3 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have reinstated nine players from the 60-day disabled list. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish and first baseman Prince Fielder were among the players reinstated Monday, giving the Rangers a full 40-man roster. Both are expected to be ready for spring training. Darvish’s last game was Aug. 9 before he was sidelined by elbow inflammation. Fielder, the slugger acquired last November, played i ...
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3 weeks ago

Rangers reinstate Fielder and Darvish from DL

Nov 3 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have reinstated nine players from the 60-day disabled list. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish and first baseman Prince Fielder were among the players reinstated Monday, giving the Rangers a full 40-man roster. Both are expected to be ready for spring training. Darvish’s last game was Aug. 9 before he was sidelined by elbow inflammation. Fielder, the slugger acquired last November, played in only 42 games after neck surg ...
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3 weeks ago

Rangers reinstate Fielder and Darvish from DL

Nov 3 2014 4:52pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have reinstated nine players from the 60-day disabled list. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish and first baseman Prince Fielder were among the players reinstated Monday, giving the Rangers a full 40-man roster. Both are expected to be ready for spring training. Darvish’s last game was Aug. 9 before he was sidelined by elbow inflammation. Fielder, the slugger acquired last November, played in only 42 games after neck surgery. Outfielder ...
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3 weeks ago

Texas Rangers Offseason Tracker: Hottest Free Agency News, Trade Rumors

Oct 31 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Anything that could have gone wrong for the Texas Rangers in 2014 did, truly making it a season to forget. Manager Ron Washington resigned, Prince Fielder was healthy for about a week before a neck issue ended his season and Shin-Soo Choo never looked like he was healthy at all, battling a variety of injuries throughout the year. That only begins to to scratch the surface of the issues that plagued the franchise ...
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6 weeks ago

When will Sandy Alderson be ready — and capable — to overpay for talent?

Oct 14 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: mets blog

Matthew Cerrone: Last offseason, the Yankees wanted to sign free-agent Jhonny Peralta, but they passed on him feeling he cost too much money (NY Post, Oct. 14). Similarly, Mets GM Sandy Alderson identified Peralta as his top target last winter, but was also unwilling to outbid the Cardinals; instead Alderson changed course and signed OF Curtis Granderson. (Daily News, Oct. 3). Peralta later said the Mets only offered a two-year deal, while the Yankees offered three (NY Post, Mar. 3). He was as ...
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6 weeks ago

Prince, Choo among players poised to rebound in '15

Oct 13 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: MLB News Index

A down year from a talented player can create an enticing buying opportunity for smart fantasy owners in the following season. Among the players that could boost a fantasy team in 2015 are Prince Fielder, Shin-Soo Choo, Shane Victorino, Jay ...
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6 weeks ago

Offseason Outlook: Texas Rangers

Oct 11 2014 8:48pm CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

Prior to the season, pundits expected the Rangers to be in the thick of the AL West. Instead, they finished with fewer than 70 wins for the first time since 1985. Injuries are the most commonly cited culprit for the poor season. The organization could experience a quick turnaround with better health, but several questionable long term commitments put the franchise outlook in jeopardy. Guaranteed Contracts Prince Fielder, 1B: $144MM throu ...
Source: MLB Trade Rumors   Full article at: MLB Trade Rumors
 

 

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