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What is Boston's status on Choo? Seems like they would be all over this. I'm glad we've heard nothing from the Cubs on this as was rumored during the end of the season.
I wouldn't be surprised if some team is lurking and planning to outbid everyone at the last minute (Giants?). I have a feeling that teams that have spring training in Florida (like Boston) are at a distinct disadvantage here, as Choo lives in AZ and has been quoted as saying that he's looking to get a long-term deal that allows him to spend more time with family.What is Boston's status on Choo? Seems like they would be all over this. I'm glad we've heard nothing from the Cubs on this as was rumored during the end of the season.
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Would ya'll go 5/90 if you are the Reds? That's about my ceiling given the Reds current state. And that will likely mean two of BP, Arroyo, Chapman and Bailey won't be with the club opening day to clear payroll.
I still don't think that will get it done. 6/110 is a good over/under
Choo seems perfect for Boston's offensive approach. I don't think they will overpay though otherwise he'd already be signed.
I don't go past 4 years with Choo. Even now.
Boras might be trying to get the Rangers to bid against themselves. With Nolan Ryan gone, I don't think they'll fall for that.
Seems like Boras keeps chumming the water with the notion that Ellsbury set the benchmark for Choo. If so much as one team thought that and had made that kind of offer, Choo would be signed right now. Your 5/90 might be a lot closer to where he gets done than what he's asking.
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If I'm the Reds, I do 5/90...... assuming they can swing they finances.
Not that I don't like Choo, but I think if they could pry Jose Bautista I think I'd rather have him at 2 yrs and 28 million with a 14 million team option in 2016. Bautista is only 2 years older than Choo and is the 4 hole hitter that this team has lacked. 2014 put Bautista in RF, slide Jay over to CF and keep Ludwick in LF. 2015 buyout Ludwick LF Bautista,CF Hamilton, RF Bruce.
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