Sep 23, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielderShin-Soo Choo
(17) watches his game winning single during the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Great American Ball Park. The Reds defeated the Mets 3-2 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports
From the local products to the “we should have kept him when we had him” category. Shin-Soo Choo will create quite a buzz on the free agent market.
Choo was traded away years ago and then he developed into an All-Star caliber player. Story of the M’s decade of futility. But Choo coming back to Seattle seems like less of a chance simply because of the number of teams thought to be interested.
The Astros, Mets, Cubs and Reds are all thought to be in on the race to acquire Choo’s services. That will probably push the price tag beyond what the Mariners are willing to pay.
ODDS OF SIGNING IN SEATTLE: 9-1