If the Astros is the most viable alternative for Choo, he should take a bit less money and stay with the Reds, where he is happy and appreciated and can win.
If he asked the Reds for $100 million over six years, at this point they would probably bite -- seeing how the FA market has exploded.
I agree that it should be worth something to Choo to go to a winning team now even for less.
I guess if the Stros are offering Ellsbury money, then that's different. But c'mon Choo, stay home with the Reds.