Yankees rumors have Shin-Soo Choo turning down a monster deal. These fresh New York Yankees rumors indicate Choo turned down a seven-year, $140 million contract. A report from CBS Sports on Wednesday (Dec. 18) confirms that the contract was rejected earlier in the month.
With quite a few teams pursuing him in free agency, it had been thought that he would get a deal worth about $100 million over five seasons. It looks like that might not be enough to get him if New York actually offered him seven years. Recently the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, and Arizona Diamondbacks have been linked to him.
It looks like Scott Boras, who serves as the agent for Choo, countered New York with a seven-year, $153 million deal. If these New York Yankees rumors do turn out to be true, it certainly looks like he wants more than $21 million annually to sign his next contract. That would be an expensive acquisition, but this is a guy who could become the immediate leadoff hitter for a team.
Last season with the Cincinnati Reds, Shin-Soo Choo posted a .285 batting average and an extremely impressive .423 on-base-percentage. He is a guy that just knows how to get on base and that could prove very valuable to a contender. Add in the 21 home runs and 20 stolen bases that he had and it's clear why the big dollars are being shown to him this offseason.
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