Choo too much for Rangers
The Rangers have heard Shin-Soo Choo’s asking price and they are not interested in meeting it. The Rangers have met with agent Scott Boras here at the Winter Meetings and right now he is asking for close to the same seven-year, $153 million contract that Jacoby Ellsbury received from the Yankees.
The Rangers aren’t interested in doing that even though they like the idea of him being their leadoff hitter. Sources said the Rangers aren’t going to sign Choo unless the price comes down considerably.
Right now there is a better chance of re-signing outfielder Nelson Cruz. It would likely take a three-year deal but the Rangers haven’t offered that yet.
The Rangers have also checked in on right-handed bats Corey Hart and Michael Morse.