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Yankees offered Choo $140M

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07:33 AM ET 12.19 | As we have come to learn, agent Scott Boras does some of his best work in the latter stages of free agency. And in the case of Shin-Soo Choo, he faces yet another challenge in a career built on slaying them: find Choo a contract for the $140 million the New York Yankees offered him even after they signed Jacoby Ellsbury. In the aftermath of Robinson Cano's defection to Seattle, New York presented Choo a seven-year, $140 million deal, three sources outside the Yankees' organization told Yahoo Sports. When Boras countered asking for more money -- one source indicated he wanted "Ellsbury money," or $153 million over seven years -- the Yankees pulled the offer and signed Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million deal. Asked to confirm the Choo offer, Yankees officials declined comment.

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December 19, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Choo is a Foo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 19, 2013  08:01 AM ET

Wonder if Boras will make up the difference??

December 19, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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Wonder if Boras will make up the difference??

Not likely.

December 19, 2013  08:07 AM ET

I heard the money on the contract didn't kick in till the last three years of the contract - so really after 4yrs they could cuy him befor the big money part of the deal would have kicked in.

December 19, 2013  08:08 AM ET
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I heard the money on the contract didn't kick in till the last three years of the contract - so really after 4yrs they could cuy him befor the big money part of the deal would have kicked in.

Fine except ALL MLB contracts are guaranteed.

December 19, 2013  08:19 AM ET

The three sources...
1. Boras' secretary
2. Boras' personal trainer
3. Crazy Al the naked homeless PCP addict

December 19, 2013  08:20 AM ET
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Fine except ALL MLB contracts are guaranteed.

Yes, people forget that the NFL union lost and the MLBPA won bigtime.

December 19, 2013  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Yes, people forget that the NFL union lost and the MLBPA won bigtime.

Morning, Puff.

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December 19, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That's a lot of kimchee.

Morning Slink.

December 19, 2013  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

That's a lot of kimchee.

He turned it down because the Yankees wouldn't let him wear one of those masks over his nose and mouth while on the field.

December 19, 2013  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Morning, Puff.

Howdy Clem!

December 19, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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That's a lot of kimchee.

Along with several tons of bee bim bap.

December 19, 2013  08:41 AM ET

I guess overpaying one Boras client was enough for the Yankees.

December 19, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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He turned it down because the Yankees wouldn't let him wear one of those masks over his nose and mouth while on the field.

Dr. Howard, Dr. Choo, Dr. Howard...

December 19, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I guess overpaying one Boras client was enough for the Yankees.

Good point.

December 19, 2013  08:58 AM ET

2 Dumb Moves The Yankees for offering him that much money and Choo for turning it Down!!!

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