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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks are in on Shin-Soo Choo.
They're also in on trade talks for Mark Trumbo, as Rosenthal notes that the D'Backs are "active on multiple fronts." He says Arizona could potentially sign Choo and trade for a pitcher or trade for Trumbo and sign a free agent pitcher. Rosenthal reported earlier Monday that the Choo negotiations "appear to be reaching a critical stage." The Rangers are also in on him, with additional clubs likely in the mix.
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Shin-Soo Choo negotiations "appear to be reaching a critical stage."
Rosenthal says the Rangers and "at least one other club" are in. It could be the Tigers, as they've often been mentioned as a possible landing spot for the outfielder. Choo probably won't land a deal as rich as Jacoby Ellsbury's, but he'll have no trouble getting one north of $100 million.
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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Orioles search for a left fielder includes free agents Shin-Soo Choo and Nelson Cruz.
The Orioles are also in the market for a designated hitter, a closer and perhaps a starting pitcher, so it remains a long shot that they'd cough up more than $100 million to procure Choo. Heyman also mentions Nelson Cruz as a possible fit for the O's, and his power would play well in the friendly confines of Camden Yards.
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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed Saturday that it would be "very difficult" to re-sign Shin-Soo Choo in this free agent market.
With the types of dollars and long-term contracts that are being thrown around this offseason, there simply isn't room in the budget for the Reds to hand Choo over $100 million. The Tigers, Rangers, Red Sox and Mariners appear to be the most likely landing spots for the 31-year-old outfielder.
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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are still pursuing free agent outfielders Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz.
The M's just forked over $240 million for Robinson Cano, but if they really want to contend they still need to add more talent. Adding one of the aforementioned outfielders would be a start, and they're also expected to pursue a trade for David Price. Choo is also receiving plenty of interest from the Tigers and Red Sox.
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Peter Gammons of MLB Network reports that the Red Sox are "in" on Shin-Soo Choo.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the same earlier this week. Gammons was also told by Choo's agent, Scott Boras, that the outfielder's negotiations "could move quickly." The Tigers are also in hard on Choo, and the Yankees have some interest that might escalate should they lose out on Robinson Cano. Choo should get a deal well over $100 million.
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Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York was told Tuesday night that the Yankees are still in on Shin-Soo Choo.
Marchand doesn't see it happening now that the Yankees have signed Jacoby Ellsbury, but perhaps the team is putting this out there as some sort of leverage against Robinson Cano. Choo is more likely to sign elsewhere, with the Rangers, Tigers, Red Sox, and Mariners among the possible landing spots.
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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers have met with Shin-Soo Choo.
He notes, however, that Choo is a "longshot" to sign with the Rangers and the odds likely became longer following the Jacoby Ellsbury deal. Choo is receiving significant interest from the Tigers, Red Sox and Mariners, among others.
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Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Shin-Soo Choo is the Tigers' "top target" as they seek a left-handed hitting outfielder.
It's become apparent that with the Prince Fielder and Doug Fister trades, the Tigers were clearing some payroll space for their next big move. Choo would certainly qualify, as he's surely going to command a contract over $100 million. The Yankees, Rangers and Mariners are three other teams known to have interest in the OBP machine.
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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that while the Yankees await Robinson Cano's next move, they are in ongoing talks with free agents Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Stephen Drew and Hiroki Kuroda.
The Yankees made their first big splash of the offsesaon when signing Brian McCann over the weekend, and it certainly appears that they aren't finished. While the prevailing opinion is that Cano will end up back in New York, the Bombers also have a vacancy in their outfield which they'll likely fill with one of the left-handed bats available. Choo is rumored to be looking for a nine-figure contract.