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Red Sox leery of acquiring Shin-Soo Choo

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11:33 AM ET 11.11 | Shin-Soo Choo has been often linked to the Red Sox, but it still seems like a long shot that Boston would risk dealing for him knowing that Choo, like Jacoby Ellsbury, is a year away from free agency and is represented by Scott Boras. For the Sox to take a chance, they may have to know that they could sign him long-term.

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Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Miller/Getty Images Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Miller/Getty Images
November 11, 2012  11:53 AM ET

Well, that...and the year long suspension awaiting him next time he gets caught 'accidentally' taking the funny vitamins.

November 11, 2012  11:56 AM ET

shin choo same situation as jacoby ellsbury, with the difference that choo should be much cheaper than ellsbury though,,,

November 11, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well, that...and the year long suspension awaiting him next time he gets caught 'accidentally' taking the funny vitamins.

now, WHO took the wrong vitamines??

November 11, 2012  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

now, WHO took the wrong vitamines??

i thought it was melky cabrera who did it,,,

November 11, 2012  12:19 PM ET

choo should sign a short term,,,but with the indians though because honestly i don't see him playing in a different team!!!

November 11, 2012  12:21 PM ET

jacoby ellsbury should be traded to the rangers for derek holland and elvis andrus, this offer can't be resisted by the red sox neither by the rangers!!!!

November 11, 2012  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well, that...and the year long suspension awaiting him next time he gets caught 'accidentally' taking the funny vitamins.

That's just ignant. Shin-Soo Choo was never suspended by MLB.

November 11, 2012  12:23 PM ET

the rangers would have a tough outfielders, justin upton LF/jacoby ellsbury CF/ plus the other outfielders ,rangers already have in their roster should be more than enough!!!

November 11, 2012  12:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's just ignant. Shin-Soo Choo was never suspended by MLB.

i think he try to say about cabrera and place his comment at the wrong site!!!

November 11, 2012  12:26 PM ET

i think he try to say about cabrera and place his comment at the wrong site!!!

November 11, 2012  12:27 PM ET

The biggest character rap on Shin-Soo Choo is his drunken driving arrest in May of 2011 (0.2% BAC).

As for trading Ellsbury for Choo, that makes no sense. Both are owned by Borass. Both are free agents next year. Both now play outfield. And while both are injury prone, Ellsbury's injuries are due to field collisions. Choo was plunked twice which put him on the DL, but that doesn't account for lower back and hamstring injuries.

A dumb story. Next!

November 11, 2012  12:27 PM ET

The biggest character rap on Shin-Soo Choo is his drunken driving arrest in May of 2011 (0.2% BAC).

As for trading Ellsbury for Choo, that makes no sense. Both are owned by Borass. Both are free agents next year. Both now play outfield. And while both are injury prone, Ellsbury's injuries are due to field collisions. Choo was plunked twice which put him on the DL, but that doesn't account for lower back and hamstring injuries.

A dumb story. Next!

November 11, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Oops! Oops!

November 11, 2012  12:49 PM ET
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Oops! Oops!

Lol needed one more cup of coffee.

I can see the Red Sox signing a FA for a 1 or 2 year contract while they wait for a minor leaguer to develop, but I have a hard time seeing them trading anything for an aging veteran on a short contract. (Unless they still have a player they want to dump, that is, but I think they are done with that phase.)

November 11, 2012  12:52 PM ET

All aboard! CHOOOOOOOOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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November 11, 2012  02:31 PM ET

I just now realized that the story isn't suggesting Boston would trade Ellsbury for Choo. Rather they're both in the same position, which makes them next to useless as long-term prospects.

That said... I don't see Boston acquiring him. The down side outweighs any upside. Instead I see them investing heavily for 2014, with any success in 2013 being strictly serendipity. That mindset takes Choo off the table.

November 11, 2012  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Hopefully he will be one day.

The problem with suspending a guy like Choo is two hours later, you'll want to suspend him again...

November 11, 2012  04:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

That's just ignant. Shin-Soo Choo was never suspended by MLB.

should players get suspended due to too many fricky injuries?? or cut their salaries in half for their unability to help the team??

 
November 11, 2012  04:15 PM ET
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The problem with suspending a guy like Choo is two hours later, you'll want to suspend him again...

choo as many other players WHO belong to $$$boras, can't be suspended unless otherwise,,

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