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    Who will get Choo?

    I predicted the Yankees long ago. Wasn't sure all along, but now again I think it will be the Yankees. Rumors of their interest are in the press today.

    So that's my vote.

    The Mets don't make as much sense. They should probably concentrate on younger players, especially in this high price range. Rumor is Granderson is a target.

    The Astros are rumored but probably won't attract him.

    I could easily see the Giants going after Choo, just think the Yankees' allure will be greater for him.

    Reds a dark horse, sounds like they will really try.

    But I vote Yankees. They may go younger and cheaper, but they won't resist this type of solid veteran. They usually pay for a veteran player when they think he is really good. With Granderson a FA, Choo makes sense for their outfield.

    Choo will like the contract and the City.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Yankees, especially now that Granderson is gone and Beltran is looking for a 3-4 year deal. Reds give it a nice go. Rangers always a possibility.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    The Mets say they won't go the years or dollars for the big name guys. I would guess they are out.


    Sabean says the Giants don't want to lose their first round pick. Might consider it, if a player is a bargain later in FA. That likely takes them out.

    Story is the Mariners want to make a splash.(Ellsbury) Maybe they would try to bring Choo back?

    I think the Reds will really try. I also think Choo would really have to want to stay, because I can't see it unless the contract is backloaded/deferred. I agree it's a longshot.

    The Yankees are my front runner to sign him as well.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    The Reds won't lose a first-round pick if they re-sign Choo, correct?

    Just want to be sure.
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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    The Reds won't lose a first-round pick if they re-sign Choo, correct?

    Just want to be sure.

    They only get a pick if they lose him. Nothing happens if they can sign him.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    The Reds won't lose a first-round pick if they re-sign Choo, correct?

    Just want to be sure.
    Correct.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    I'll go on record saying I don't want Choo back. I mean if we could sign him for 3 years to play LF, sure, I'm all over that. But I don't want another LTC with a player who is aging and already likely is borderline platoon player.

    He was great this year. Seems like a pleasant dude. He hustles and 'plays the game the right way' But I don't want a 38 year old CFer who can't hit lefties making 22 million a season.

    Good luck to him. Thanks for being a more recent version of Greg Vaughn, a one year talent for the Reds.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I'll go on record saying I don't want Choo back. I mean if we could sign him for 3 years to play LF, sure, I'm all over that. But I don't want another LTC with a player who is aging and already likely is borderline platoon player.

    He was great this year. Seems like a pleasant dude. He hustles and 'plays the game the right way' But I don't want a 38 year old CFer who can't hit lefties making 22 million a season.

    Good luck to him. Thanks for being a more recent version of Greg Vaughn, a one year talent for the Reds.
    Who will get Choo?

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Yankees seem primed to do this to me. Wish the Reds would step up, though I do hear those who have reservations about adding another LTC guy on the wrong side of 30. Choo is more than a platoon player though, IMO. He doesn't hit terribly well against lefties, but he still walks and works the count.
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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    MLB Trade Rumors keeps my hope alive:

    Don't count the Reds out in the bidding for Shin-Soo Choo, even though the price tag could exceed $100MM. Cincinnati believes Billy Hamilton is ready to handle center field defensively, but they'd prefer he get more time in the minors to further refine his offense. If they re-sign Choo, they can have him handle center field for one more year and maybe transition him to a corner in 2015, opening up a spot for the speedy Hamilton.
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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    The safe guess is heart disease, but I'm gonna say THE BOOGIE MAN!!!
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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Mets will end up with him, that's my prediction. They are raging on too much about not spending money, a sure sign they will.

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Ha Choo !!

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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    Yankees want to add an OF, Choo is arguably the best FA OF available.
    In scenerios like these, usually the Yankees are the safest bet.
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    Re: Who will get Choo?

    I think the Reds have a very realistic shot but since everyone is saying the Yankees, for the sake of being different, I'm going to say he ends up in Boston after Ellsbury signs in Seattle.


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