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Report: Shin-Soo Choo rejected a $140 million deal from the Yankees

Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Cincinnati Reds rounds the bases after hitting his eighth inning home run during the National League Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on October 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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This is interesting: Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reports that the Yankees offered Shin-Soo Choo a seven-year, $140 million contract. It reportedly came after the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury for $153 million. Passan says Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, countered for more money, after which the sides parted ways and the Yankees pivoted to Carlos Beltran.

That’s a lot of confidence on Choo and Boras’ part, but given that there is no one approaching Choo’s level on the market right now, Boras must believe that there is more money out there. One possibility -- as odd as it sounds -- is Houston. Go check out Passan’s piece for the details.