Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 10/8/13
Seven consecutive seasons without a playoff appearance and five without a winning record leads fans to disgruntled arguments, peering the pending free agent list, and wondering how the club will improve in the immediate future to try to latch onto hope for the near future. The New York Mets have found themselves most closely associated with free agent outfielder Shin Soo Choo, and for good reason: His high offensive ceiling compliments the Mets’ need for production from Citi Field’s spacious outfield. The club has money to spend, and Choo appears to be eager to pen a longterm deal with a club close to contention. That doesn’t mean the Mets should bite. Choo will be entering his age 31-32 season, and assuming he can replicate his 2013 success over the duration of a five-year pact with the club, he would provide far greater than the near-$20M average annual value of the contract that Scott Boras is seeking for his client. Choo produced a .285/.423/.462 clip in 712 plate appearances as...
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