Update: Two baseball sources have said that the contract demands for free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo have escalated beyond the level where the Rangers are comfortable signing him. The growing hope now is that Nelson Cruz will return to help bolster the Rangers' lineup.
Source10 Dec, 12:09 PM
The Diamondbacks are determined to leave Winter Meetings with Shin-Soo Choo or Mark Trumbo. According to Joel Sherman the asking price for Choo is going to be about 7-years $142 million. Source10 Dec, 10:46 AM
According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports the Mariners are still pursuing free agents Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz, among others. Source6 Dec, 12:20 PM
Evidently the Mariners are dumping out their bank accounts this offseason in hopes of finally being a competitive ball club in 2014. Choo would be a very nice get for Seattle and provide Robinson Cano somebody to be on base when he comes to the plate. Analyst: Jeff Mans View Profile
Shin-Soo Choo (back spasms) says he feels good, could return to play Saturday. He expects to be ready for Opening Day. Source22 Mar, 12:37 PM
Choo is capable of hitting near .300 with 20-25 homers a year. If he is ready to go, then he should be in the lineup. The possibility he could play Saturday increases his chances of being ready opening day. Analyst: View Profile
Choo will be a very high end option in the OF position this season. There is more of a drop off than people realize on draft day, especially in 5 OF leagues and 12+ teams. Shin-Soo Choo should be targeted in the top 6-7 rounds on draft day in all Mixed League formats and the top 3-4 rounds in NL Only leagues. If he can stay healthy, expect a career year out of the Reds leadoff hitter. Analyst: View Profile