So according to Smilin' Ken Rosenthal, some MLB executives think that the Astros might be in on Shin-Soo Choo, whose contract is shaping up to be "almost as lucrative" as Jacoby Ellsbury's $153m deal with the Yankees.
This is preposterous, but let's do it for the sake of keeping you entertained.
In his career (715 games/3204 PAs), Jacoby Ellsbury has a .297/.350/.439 line with 251 extra-base hits and 241 stolen bases.
In his career (853 games/3677 PAs), Shin-Soo Choo has a .288/.389/.465 line with 323 extra-base hits and 105 stolen bases.
Ellsbury also has averaged a 12.9 UZR/150 rating from 2011-2013, while in the same time frame Choo has averaged a -9.1 UZR/150.
I don't think it'll happen (but what do I know?), but we might as well acknowledge that "some" MLB executives at least think it's a possibility. But $153m? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA