Posted December 11, 2013

Report: Rangers have not offered Shin-Soo Choo seven-year contract

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Free-agent Shin-Soo Choo ranked eighth in OPS in the National League last season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Free-agent Shin-Soo Choo ranked eighth in OPS in the National League last season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Texas Rangers have not made an offer to free agent center fielder Shin-Soo Choo, but still have interest in signing him, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s Jeff Wilson.

MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reported earlier that the team offered Choo a deal for seven years, but less than the $153 million the New York Yankees gave Jacoby Ellsbury.

Choo already rejected a six-year offer from the Rangers, according to Sullivan.

Choo, 31, hit .285 with 21 home runs, 54 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 154 games with the Cincinnati Reds last season. He was fourth in the majors in on-base percentage (.423) in 2013 and ranked second in the National League in both runs scored and walks. 

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11 comments
effeweall
effeweall

this guy had 4 ok years. He is a bum.   Does anyone look at normal stats anymore?  Owners revenue has doubled in the last 10 years.


NO SALARY CAP.  TV revenue is the latest ponzi scheme the owners will ride for the next 10 years.  Steroids faded out.  Now they will jack up prices to watch average teams at best til they drive it in the ground.  The players have 10 years at best til it all crumbles.


If Cano got 240 million, this guys gotta be worth around 190 million.  the scary thing is Trout may get the Lakers and an NFL franchise to sign with the Angels.


By those calculations Miguel Cabrera will get The Red Wings, The Lions and the Bears...oh my

oasis1994
oasis1994

This is just sad; baseball needs a salary cap badly. 

Once that happens these GMs will stop offering above average players this much money.


Choo is a good player, but $100 million? I don't see this at all. You can talk all you want about this offense, but his defense is average at best.

grantdude
grantdude

.285 with 21 home runs, 54 RBI and 20 stolen bases now translates to 7 years and 100+ million?

Chessmaster
Chessmaster

@oasis1994In other words... you want baseball to shut down completely for a players strike? Or lose its antitrust exemption? Owners are making record profits, and nobody's holding a gun to their heads to make them overpay. And BTW, let us know when you go tell your boss YOU want a pay cut.

aadaddy
aadaddy

@oasis1994 We can cap CEO pay too then, right? No? Free market capitalism for some; salary caps an minimum wage for everyone else.

sky1013
sky1013

@grantdude Regarding his deal, you miss on-base percentage (.423) which is regarded as a most important respect. 

GodofAcid
GodofAcid

Well then you should stop watching baseball because there aren't many players that aren't going to want the best deal they can get