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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I'm guessing that is probably pretty low on the list, well after dollars and years. He can afford the full satellite package with Korean TV programming and a private chef to fix his favorite home cooked meals I imagine.
    Well, sure, if all he requires for cultural contact is food and tv...
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    Remember how the Reds weren't able to keep Votto and Phillips? Oh, and how they were never in on the bidding for that hard throwing Cuban guy?
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Remember that time the Reds told Shin Soo-Choo "I know you'd prefer to play RF and that you're not sure you can play CF, but this is where you're going to play because this is where we need you?"

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    I'm guessing that is probably pretty low on the list, well after dollars and years. He can afford the full satellite package with Korean TV programming and a private chef to fix his favorite home cooked meals I imagine.
    I agree. It's not as if Cleveland has a huge Korean popluation, and he seemed happy there (not that I can verify that, but he certainly didn't seem to be a malcontent).

    If the guy wants his big payday in FA, I really can't blame him for that. He's patiently played by baseball's rules without complaining.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Remember the time Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl?

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Superdude View Post
    Remember the time Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl?
    Boucher was juicing the whole time. I don't have any proof, but I know he was kicking back that Gatorade.

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I agree. It's not as if Cleveland has a huge Korean popluation, and he seemed happy there (not that I can verify that, but he certainly didn't seem to be a malcontent).

    If the guy wants his big payday in FA, I really can't blame him for that. He's patiently played by baseball's rules without complaining.
    Just because someone seems happy doesn't mean they couldn't happier with some familiarity around them. I'm not saying you are wrong -- and I agree that Choo seems like the kind of guy who doesn't complain.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Well, sure, if all he requires for cultural contact is food and tv...
    The point was that the idea is greatly overstating that need, as if his decision for the next contract is going to include at all which major league city has the most Koreans. I guess Mike Hampton did go on record once saying that his contract choice was heavily influenced by the area schools, and I really believed him then, too.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor View Post
    The point was that the idea is greatly overstating that need, as if his decision for the next contract is going to include at all which major league city has the most Koreans. I guess Mike Hampton did go on record once saying that his contract choice was heavily influenced by the area schools, and I really believed him then, too.
    I basically agree. Money does talk. I guess my only point was that, all else being equal, cultural factors might play in. Choo didn't have a choice where he played the first part of his career, so it seems plausible that if he has one this time, he might choose one of the coasts where there is more of an Asian population.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

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    Remember the time Bobby Boucher showed up at halftime and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl?
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    When I think about Choo, I touch myself.

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    great read on Choo...

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...rst-impression

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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Every team has a budget and every team has limitations, especially those not on the coasts or a giant lake. Eventually the TV money will be spoken for, and depending on attendance in Cincinnati is a fools errand.
    Yeah, Cleveland sure has limitless potential since they're located on a giant lake...

    I think this more has to do with metropolitan population. Does anyone think that the Reds could become the Cardinals, in terms of attendance? I do. I also believe the Reds could replicate the Indians sell-out streak, given the right amount of success.
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    Re: Shin Soo-Choo on playing CF

    6 games of Choo in CF, I am interested to hear what people think of his defense thus far? I would rate it as average, he has made the plays he should make, hasn't done much spectacular, and will make up for some lack of range with a cannon on other plays.

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