All-time Mariners' outfield of best players who got away

Off we go to part 2 of the all-time Mariners lineup of players who got away. This time, we walk out onto the outfield grass.
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Shin-Soo Choo
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RF - Shin-Soo Choo - (7/26/2006) Mariners sent OF Shin-Soo Choo and Shawn Nottingham to Cleveland for 1B Ben Broussard and Cash Considerations.

Shin-Soo Choo is one player that I loved watching play. That is, of course, until I came to realize that he started his career in Seattle. Just another deal made that was done to get back a player who was a band-aid for 1-2 years. Ben Broussard was that band-aid.

Broussard wasn't that bad of a pickup then, especially as he was hitting .321 with Cleveland at the time of the trade. But, in true Mariners fashion, he sunk to a .238 average the rest of the season in Seattle. He would bounce back in 2007; however, as he hit for a .275 average. Even with his batting average back at a respectable number, he would finish his career in Seattle with a -0.7 WAR. Yes, negative. This would lead to him playing one more season before signing his retirement papers.

With Broussard ultimately only doing more harm than good with M's, Shin-Soo Choo was on his way to a solid, lengthy career in the league. Choo was never the type of player that Adam Jones was at his peak, but even then, Choo ended up playing in the League for 16 seasons in total, including two in Seattle.

He became an All-Star in his age-35 season and even finished in the top 15 vote-getters for MVP voting twice. Although he was playing in Cleveland during his prime years, he did manage to join our division rival for 7 total years to wrap his career up, playing for the Texas Rangers. Although not a franchise-altering player, Choo would have been a great bit of consistency to have in the corner outfield at Safeco Field for over a decade. He gets my nod in Right Field.