Found October 20, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
NYBenzGirl asks… Is there any chance that the Mets will target and sign Shin-Soo Choo this offseason? Joe D. replies… That’s actually a two part question. I have no doubt that the Mets will target a player like Choo, if only to drum up fan interest and create a little buzz this offseason. So yes they will most likely target Choo this Winter and they will leak and source out plenty of interest to their media minions. They may even treat Choo to a nice meal at a four star restaurant in New York City to keep up appearances. He’ll definitely be targeted by the New York Mets as long as he remains unsigned. That said, the Mets have to be considered long shots to actually win what will be a 6-8 team bidding war for his services. While the Mets keep inferring that they will spend this offseason, you’ll notice they never say how much they’ll spend – only how much payroll has been cleared. It’s a big number and it sounds nice to say we’ve cleared $45 million dollars and the handcuffs are off....
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