Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Yankees Are Interested In Shin Soo Choo

The worst thing the New York Yankees may have done is release a statement stating that they would be able to shell out in excess of $300,000,000 in contracts this season while still getting under the $189 million luxury tax threshold. I say that could be the worst thing because now every single free agent in the top 100 will seemingly be linked to the Yankees making more work for me, and driving up the price on all those players. It seems like the Yankees could have five Giancarlo Stanton's in the outfield and we would still be linked to Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin Soo Choo.

Speaking of Choo we are reportedly interested in the switch hitting outfielder, and no we do not have five Giancarlo Stanton's in the outfield (yet), who is a free agent of the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds will undoubtedly offer Choo a qualifying offer worth $14,100,000 that he will also undoubtedly decline making Choo not only expensive dollar wise but would also cost the Yankees their 18th overall pick in the draft.

The Yankees like Choo's ability to get on base, the fact that he is a switch hitter, and they like his power especially with his left handed swing in Yankees Stadium. Choo hits righties quite well but his hitting against left handed pitchers leaves much to be desired. Choo led off for the Reds and put up a  .285/.423/.462/.885 slash line in 2013. Choo also hit 21 home runs and knocked in 54 RBI's while stealing 20 bases.

The Yankees will have competition from the Reds, Mets, Rangers, Cubs, Astros, Phillies, and Mariners for Choo's services and the bidding is expected to get expensive, count me out. I think Choo ends up in New York ultimately but with our little brother, or sister in recent years, the New York Mets on a six year deal worth around $90,000,000.

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