Originally Posted by Sea Ray
It's both. If other teams sense that the Tribe wanted to dump Choo then the asking price would go down. In this case, the fact that Choo is only signed for one yr and plans to test free agency, that negatively affects his value too
Sure, which is why Cleveland was willing to settle for a package of Stubbs and Gregorious instead of the king's ransom he would have brought if he was under team control at a reasonable price for the next three or four seasons.