Shin-Soo Choo seems to be the name most mentioned when Met fans discuss possible offseason acquisitions for the team. And why not, as the Mets have an apparent opening in the outfield as well as the need for a legitimate top of the order hitter who can maintain at least a .380 on-base clip.
Choo seems to fit the bill perfectly, as his .291/.425/.472 batting line would attest. And while the Mets seem to have center field covered just fine with Juan Lagares who continues to shine defensively and is growing offensively, Choo is best served in left field even though the Cincinnati Reds prefer him in center.
However, with rumors still abounding that the Mets will spend this Winter, exactly what does that mean without any tangible or relevant value attached to all these constant quotes from ownership and the front office? Do they mean spend $9 million as they did in 2011? Or $10.5 million as they spent in 2012? Or is it $15 million as they spent in 2013? You see what I’m saying?
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