Originally Posted by RedEye
Seriously? I would imagine that if they kept Choo to the tune of 5 years/$100 million, he would be the starting LF. He does still get on base against LHP, so he's not a complete loss.
If anything, I would imagine they would have a de facto four-man OF, with Choo sharing time with both Ludwick and Hamilton in LF/CF.
Platoon for 20M a year? That would be $33M for a Ludwick/Choo platoon in 2013 (counting Luddy's $4.5M option in 2015). Not even the Yankees or Dodgers would consider that kind of money for a LF.