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Shin-Soo Choo is said to be aiming for eight years

Dec 11, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

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We heard earlier today that free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was looking for a seven-year, $140 million contract, but he’s actually aiming a bit higher.

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the “general sense among teams involved” is that Choo will sign with whoever offers him an eight-year deal. The belief is that he already has a seven-year deal on the table, though the specific dollar amount isn’t known.

The Tigers added Rajai Davis yesterday while the Diamondbacks acquired Mark Trumbo, so the thought is that both clubs are out of the mix for Choo. Meanwhile, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer earlier today that he’s likely out of their price range. This leaves the Mariners and Rangers as the most likely landing spots, though we might not have a resolution at this week’s Winter Meetings.

  1. xjokerz - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    whatever hes smoking, please pass it this way.

    • aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      Loud ;)

  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    The Mariners seem to have an unlimited budget this season; so, if I was to bet, I wold bet on them.

  3. phillysports1 - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Mariners desperately needs a lead off guy

    • aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      You can watch Maikel Franco and Jim Murphy play for the Dominican League here, it’s live! http://ligadom.com/html/gigantestv.htm

  4. aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Bahahaha I want 8 years too.

  5. phillysports1 - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    ^ Maikel Franco the next hitting machine !

    • aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      he’s batting with two on!!!!

  6. phillysports1 - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    I’m watching Leones vs Estrella’s live now on TV lol

    • aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      cool cool.

  7. phillysports1 - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    What he do ?

    • aphillieated - Dec 11, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      he walked

  8. jwag777 - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Greed….nothing more, nothing less….

    • kevinbnyc - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      He’s got a case of the Boras.

    • jm91rs - Dec 12, 2013 at 3:35 PM

      Yes, it’s so greedy to use your talents to make money

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