Passan: Yanks offered Choo a seven-year deal, he turned it down

So this just came across the wires (Twitter) via Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports:

Superagent Scott Boras does some of his finest 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.

Hmm, very interesting. I wonder what Choo is going to get and more importantly, if another team would be willing to go as high as the Yankees did.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is a co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about basketball and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting.

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