Originally Posted by M2
If I were Choo, the only reason I'd talk to the Astros is to allow them to goose my market.
Boras is playing the media like a fiddle -- as he always does. By getting the Astros name out there, he's added another deep-pocketed team to the bidding war in effort to wrangle more money from the teams Choo would be likely to sign with.
It's transparent, but effective.