Saturday, December 7, 2013

Some Execs think Houston is in on Shin-Soo Choo

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


Anonymous said...

in related new: no

not happening. if we were going to get choo, we would not have gone out and gotten fowler. simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Anon, unless they really meant it when they said $50-60 million in payroll. If they were to give Choo a big deal, that would put them at $60mil for 2014, because right now they are right at $40 mil and they have added a starter, a reliever, an OF, and may get a minimum contract in the Rule 5 on another reliever. 1oldpro