Originally Posted by Unassisted
This doesn't stun me at all. The Houston market has a large Asian population that would go to games to see Choo. I heard Astros fans talking about this possibility while I was in Houston for one of the Reds games there in September. The fact that he's actually talented is icing on the cake.
The Rockets, right down the street from Minute Maid, signed Jeremy Lin for marketing reasons. I assume that it worked, since the Astros are considering a similar move.
First of all I agree 100% with what Unassisted said in the above post. With that being said, what kind of criticism would a blogger or beat writer receive if they said a couple of years ago that the Tigers should sign Fielder because Detroit has a large Black population that would go to games to see Fielder?
To stay on topic...winning has to factor into the decision, or at least MY decision if I were a free agent. I don't see him going to the Astros