Originally Posted by OpeningDay
As a South Korean citizen, Shin Soo Choo is obligated to serve two years in the military and he has yet fulfilled this requirement. I bet he requires in the $4-6 million range to sign compliments of Scott Boras and Being a small market club, the Reds can't take a chance on Shin Soo Choo given his military obligations.
He's only obligated if he wants to remain a South Korean citizen. He also has an out by playing for South Korea in the Asian Games in November. If South Korea wins he would be waived of his obligation.