Shin-Soo Choo could get $100 million

Posted: September 30, 2013 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

photo by cbssports

Photo by CBS Sports


Over the weekend the Giants and OF Hunter Pence agreed to a five year $90 million contract, preventing the 30-year old outfielder from becoming a free agent. Shin-Soo Choo had a similar year to Pence but gets on base more, increasing the speculation that Choo could actually get a better deal than Pence.

We have heard for weeks now that the Mets will be interested in signing Choo but will Sandy be willing to give $100 million to a 31-year old who has never made an all-star team? I’m quite skeptical of that, especially when the Mets need two outfielders and must address shortstop.

Alderson was interested in signing Choo to a deal around four years and $60 million but it looks now like the Boras client will easily exceed that. The Mets might need to consider other options here.

The Red Sox plan last offseason would work well for the Mets if they bring in guys who could play in New York. This team is not one hitter away they need to sign three or four hitters and they all need to pan out. It’s going to be a very interesting and complicated offseason in Queens….

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – By now the Mets should have learned that they can’t build a consistent contender via expensive free agent veteran players. I think that they have lerned that by now. I would like to see a study on how many of Scot Boras’ high priced free agents have done after signing those ridiculously high over priced contracts. The Cardinals lost Abert Pujols to the Angels and they won and are still winning without him. The Angels are now apparently stuck with him and his contract. The Mets don’t need players like that. No more Joan Santanas, Jason Bays, Bobby Bonillas, Vince Colemams, etc. Sandy Alderson needs to draft smart, sign difference makers when they are available and do this the right wright way. Sabean of the Giants won 2 WS in 3 years. That is the kind of GM Sandy Alderson needs to be to succeed. Lets Go Mets! Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike I like this idea, I’ll try to do a post on high priced Scott Boras clients over the last few years and where those guys are now in a couple of days. As for the Mets it seems to make a lot more sense for the team to sign 4 or 5 guys at less money instead of one or two. I think Sandy Alderson agrees but only time will tell. -Steve

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