One of the bigger free agent names on the market this offseason is Shin-Soo Choo, who has seemingly played his way into the upper echelon of outfielders and into a contract over $100 million. Choo is going after big money and according to MLB Network reporter Peter Gammons, the Boston Red Sox are the latest team to add their name to the list of teams going in on Choo.
Choo negotiations “could move quickly,” per Scott Boras. Rumor:Boston in. we shall see
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 6, 2013
Boston isn’t alone in wanting to bring in Choo as the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers are also aggressively pursuing the outfielder with big money. Boston entering the equation might not change things dramatically, but it will likely raise the price as Choo’s agent Scott Boras knows that three teams want his client and may get into a bidding war for him.
What that maximum price all three teams will go to is unknown at the moment since anything can change in the negotiating process at any time. But for now, the Red Sox have thrown their hat into the ring and might be able to plug up their outfield by stealing a player off the Yankees’ radar not long after the Yankees did the same to Boston.