Wednesday, December 18, 2013
This is a story after the fact, but that being said, it's an interesting nugget.
Shin-Soo Choo rejected the Yankees offer of 7 years, $140 million. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says:
"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."
I'm not a big fan of going back to something that probably won't happen anyway. But that being said, it's interesting how teams and players work behind the scenes. Just for your knowledge at least.
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