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Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, the biggest South Korean baseball star, isn't expected to play for his home country during the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Choo's agent, Scott Boras, said in a recent interview that the 30-year-old instead will focus his efforts on preparing for the 2013 regular season -- his final one before becoming a free agent. Choo also may need to adjust to a new team during spring training, since it's possible the Cleveland Indians will trade him between now and then.
It appears Choo and Boras are prioritizing what could be a substantial payday for Choo following next season. While insurance is provided to teams and players through the WBC -- a joint venture between Major League Baseball and the players' union -- some stars choose to sit out because of fears that the tournament will affect their regular-season performance and, thus, their earnings.
Choo's absence could be devastating to the title hopes of a South Korean team that reached t...
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Shin-Soo Choo has let it be known that he has a desire to win. I think the ownership in Cleveland, foundationally, they’re going to have to illustrate some dynamics with new revenues and where they stand about what they are going do to show their fan base and their players who they are in competing. That’s a new calling that they are going to have to bring forth to give players...
Cleveland Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo will forego the upcoming World Baseball Classic in order to “prepare” for the 2013 season, reports FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi.
With free agency looming, it appears that Choo and his agent Scott Boras are doing everything they can to ensure that market value remains in tact, even if it means disparaging one of 30 potential employers and...
I’m sometimes accused of throwing out a generic statement or course of action without getting into the specifics that would allow someone to disagree with me. The Indians should trade for young starting pitching. Well, yeah. They need to move Chris Perez. A little warmer, but that’s still pretty non-specific, no? The seventh inning Hot Dog race is a gambling shammockery...
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Cleveland Indians are one of several teams interested in outfielder Shane Victorino. The Reds, Rangers and Red Sox are also said to have expressed interest in the veteran free agent.
The 31-year-old outfielder is coming off of a disappointing 2012 season — in comparison to the 2009 and 2011 seasons wherein Victorino garnered MVP consideration...
Now that the Indians have picked up Ubaldo Jimenez's option, the next step needs to be fixing him for the 2012 season. When Jimenez came to the team in 2011 it was too late in the year to work on much of anything and he struggled through the end of the year. In 2012, Jimenez struggled again through most of the year, although he did have moments of brilliance. By utilizing his...
It’s no secret that Indians outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is on the trading block.
The Red Sox are reportedly one of the teams interested in acquiring the outfielder’s services and have been reportedly brainstorming packages to acquire Choo and/or Justin Masterson. But in order to focus on his last year before free agency –– and the likelihood of switching teams –– Choo has...
The Dolans aren’t very popular in town, at least as owners of the Indians. They don’t garner much respect from the rest of the baseball community either. On the heels of Jeffrey Loria’s latest shenanigans in Miami, CBS Sports.com published a list of their five worst ownership groups in Major League Baseball. Guess who cracked the list-
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Looking for bodies to plug in to their gaping holes, the Cleveland Indians continue to be linked to veteran outfielder Jason Bay. The latest comes from ESPN’s Buster Olney who states that the 34-year old is in search of “familiarity” when it comes to his future employer.
Indians on a short list of teams being considered by Jason Bay, who is looking for opportunity and a place...