Originally Posted by scott91575
I think it would take more than that. Choo has tons of value, especially since he is locked into 3 more years with only arbitration level salary.
In the last 3 years, Choo's numbers are great. From a Sabermetric standpoint, he is one of the best outfielders in baseball. He has some power, steals bases, plays great defense, hits for average, and his OBP is always around .400. He is just stuck playing for the Indians. Yet I am sure the Indians know his value is really high.
The Indians have been quoted in the Korean papers as saying they want to lower their payroll, and I think Choo's "arbitration level" salary is going to be pretty high. So I think there's a chance they may be willing to deal for a few prospects