Originally Posted by GAC
They had one of the best lead-off guys in MLB on this team this past season. And yet they didn't even really make a serious offer (effort), IMO, to try and keep him on this team. Sure - Boras is his agent, and he'll probably be getting one huge contract from the Yanks or someone; but again, we didn't really even try. And why? Payroll.
I'm not sure I follow you here...
While Choo does definitely appear to be out of our price range, I'm not sure I understand the "lack of effort" assertion.
-Boras is his agent, so there was no hope of an extension before he tested the open market
-As far as I know, he hasn't shut the door on a return to Cincinnati
-He hasn't signed anywhere yet
-Short of them publicly proclaiming they would beat anything offered, I'm not sure what effort they could have put in