Originally Posted by Johnny Fan
If Boras told you as Reds GM you had till the end of June to make up your mind and that it would take $13-15 million per year would you take his offer or pass and hope Hamilton learns alot over the rest of this season in AAA?
Yes, I would sign him at 15 million/year for 4 years without even blinking.
I would make whatever trades needed to fit him into the budget.
Choo is a legitimate superstar. If you can retain a guy like that, you do it (Move other players if necessary).
My guess is that Boras wants 20+ million/year for more than 4 years though.
No matter what the Reds offer at this point, Boras isn't going to agree. Not his style. He's going to have Choo test FA, as he should.. Choo might be the most desirable position player on the market this winter.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!