Saturday, November 2, 2013

Choo-to-Houston gaining traction

Back in October, Jon Heyman floated the possibility of Shin-Soo Choo signing with Houston. Now it seems he's been able to convince a couple of his buddies at CBS Sports.

Scott Miller even thought he might be funny:
As colleague Jon Heyman reported, the Astros are very interested in Choo. And despite their rebuilding plan, they need to do something this winter to their television rating don't sink to SUB-zero in 2014.

14 comments:

Lyle said...

Choo seems to fit the best of all the free agents. I think he'd take to Houston too.

Anonymous said...

Completely disagree. I like Choo. I certainly think he's a good player. But do we really want to wrap up $100 million for him? He's not the impact player the Astros need. Just my opinion..

Greg Thurston said...

It's not going to happen. Nice use of grammar by "professional writer" Miller BTW.

Lyle said...

I'm definitely not going to be upset if we don't sign him, but if we don't sign him I don't see us bringing any other position players in. Which I'm fine with, but we'll be putting the same offense out there next year that we had this year, unless the guys improve some.

Maybe the right thing to do is to have a solid veteran to protect the up and coming players with? With Choo in the lineup that's a little less pressure on Springer.

Anonymous said...

I thought the enlightened class of baseball fans realized that unless the Astros are contenders for a championship, spending money on free agents is foolish. Either the club is now a serious contender or baseball "wisdom" changes very quickly.

Anonymous said...

Its not worth signing choo withe the loss of draft pick. That's a lot of money. We need to take advantage of the time that we have high draft picks. 2 years from now and hopefully for a long time we shouldn't pick in the top ten. Take advantage now.

Lyle said...

I like having the extra draft pick, but Choo is a shoe in.

To build a contender you have to bring in free agents at some point. The rookies will need some veterans around to help them out.

Astros County said...

Let's all keep in mind that the triumvirate of Heyman, Knobler, and Miller is the baseball version of the Three Doucheketeers.

walter young said...

If Houston signs him that's great if not that works too.

Anonymous said...

dont really want choo to be honest. Our lineup wasn't THAT bad that we need to sign a 32 year old to a 100M contract...if he wants 85 mil? sure...

but id rather see us dish out for bullpen and rotation help. our lineup was putting up runs towards the end of last year

Anonymous said...

Don't want Choo! Want Josh Johnson on an incentive based deal and a STRONG bullpen. Did I say please? I meant to say please...

Lyle said...

They're going to bring in bullpen guys for sure, the question is do they bring in Choo. They failed to sign Abreu and Choo is the most likely big bat addition in free agency (he may the only guy they're looking at).

People should also realize that MLB is awash in money right now and above average players are signing multi-year deals approaching values of $100 million.



Anonymous said...

What can you say to people who argue that our lineup was hitting fine toward the end of the year? 14 losses in a row! Yes we are rebuilding, but you can sure get rid of some of the horrible play we finished the year with and add some good players. Choo, Springer and Grossman would give this team a great boost. Putting Krauss or JD Martinez or Paredes back out there again is just stupid.1oldpro

Anonymous said...

I say no to Choo, unless you can do a 2 or 3 year deal. Do not think it's a good idea to drop a 5 year, $100M contract on a guy who's already 32. Last season was a career year...he's only due for regression.

He's a nice player, but not someone you build a team around.

Plus I really love having that Sup 1st round pick...this is a really deep draft this year. Don't give up the chance to draft 3 of the top 40 guys (1.1, 1.34, 2.1)