There are rumors that All-Star outfield Shin-Soo Choo‘s agent Scott Boros is seeking a $100 million deal for Choo. D.J. Short of NBCSports.com reported that Jon Heyman of CBS Sports passed along that the Houston Astros could be a potential surprise suitor for Choo.
“The Houston Astros, whose lowest-in-baseball payroll of $25 million or thereabouts was a mere fraction of most teams, may consider making a run at star outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who is believed to be seeking five times that figure on a multiyear deal on the free-agent market, according to sources.”
Bud Norris was the highest paid Astro last year at $3 million and was traded mid season. The Astros payroll may have been as low as $13 million by the end of the season, so it would appear to be shocking if the Astros made a serious play for Choo, who is demanding a large sum of money.
Although it doesn’t seem like the kind of move the Astros would make, Heyman added that Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow values on-base per...