Shin-Soo Choo Hires Scott Boras

We can add another name to our list of Scott Boras' clients. Shin-Soo Choo has hired Boras to be his agent, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter).

Choo will be arbitration-eligible after this season and eligible for free agency after the 2013 campaign. The Indians have talked recently about wanting to extend Choo, one of the franchise's core players, to a long-term deal after he hit .300/.394/.489 with 20 homers in his first full MLB season. Given the Indians' small payroll, reaching a long-term agreement with the lefty slugger could be a little more challenging with Boras now on board.


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28 Comments on "Shin-Soo Choo Hires Scott Boras"


icedrake523
5 years 5 months ago

I wonder if him possibly having to serve in the South Korean army has anything to do with this decision.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

I was just thinking that myself. Maybe he just wants the money. The Boras money

Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

Is their any other reasons why players employ boras besides $$$$

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Well our good friend Felipe Lopez fired him because he couldnt get Lopez a job.

icedrake523
5 years 5 months ago

Very true. Though having an aggressive agent probably would help in him getting out of his military obligations.

Detroitchik
5 years 5 months ago

That was the first thing that crossed my mind as soon as I read the headline.

Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

Well their goes the Indians chances of an extention.

Hermie13
5 years 5 months ago

He’s not serving in the Korean army. I could be his agent and it wouldn’t make a difference.

I was saying the Tribe should look at trading Choo or even Grady (if he has a great first half)….well, now looks like it could be Choo.

Indians have not been to an arbitration hearing since Reagan was president. That may change next winter….

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Good Lord! .300/.394/.489
Wow, for such a good year I sure didn’t hear much about him.

Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

Because he plays for the Indians, not the Yankees. But don’t worry, you will here more about him when his name is buzzing around trade deadline.

Hermie13
5 years 5 months ago

Not likely. Maybe this winter, but right now he makes near the league min (less than 500k) so no reason to move him. This winter though he’ll be due for a large raise.

Still think it makes more sense to move Grady if you’re the Indians, but odds are they keep both as neither will be too expensive for a few years still.

rockiesfan_303
5 years 5 months ago

Tribe wont move him until 2013 at the earliest unless they are getting something amazing in return, and given that Choo has had only one proven season, I dont think that offer will come. There is no reason for them to move him, because he is one of the pieces they hope they build a contender around.

Rich_in_NJ
5 years 5 months ago

Another coup for Agent Orange.

danny_duberstein
5 years 5 months ago

I love Shin-Soo Choo. Seagulls even risk their lives for that man.

idahopirate
5 years 5 months ago

Disappointing… this is like finding out that a Hollywood actor/actress whom you truly enjoyed watching in their last movie has come out in support of a political candidate… truly sad for sure.

Fangaffes
5 years 5 months ago

Too bad for Cleveland. He’ll be playing alongside Crawford at Yankee Stadium next year.

Rich_in_NJ
5 years 5 months ago

I don’t think Crawford will be a Yankee.

jdub220
5 years 5 months ago

He’ll be playing in New York, and the sole reason is because he’s a Boras client? Yeah, that’s totally logical.

101andCounting
5 years 5 months ago

If the Yankees sign Crawford, I think it’s more likely that the Red Sox sign Choo as kind of a counterattack, but that’s just my $0.02.

Rich_in_NJ
5 years 5 months ago

Choo won’t be a FA until 2013, two years later than Crawford. It’s too far off to contemplate the ramifications.

Ferrariman
5 years 5 months ago

i think he was referring to signing choo in his 1st or 2nd year of arbitration to an extension

Rich_in_NJ
5 years 5 months ago

But he said the RS would sign Choo as “a counterattack.”

HeyNickyJ
5 years 5 months ago

You realise there are only so many positions on a team and only so much money.
It’s not like the Yankees can sign every top free agent.

HeyNickyJ
5 years 5 months ago

Choo’s one of my favorite players, and this is coming from a White Sox fan.
Hopefully he gets the money he deserves.

5 years 5 months ago

Say it ain’t soo, choo!!

rockiesfan_303
5 years 5 months ago

Tribe are gonna have to fork over some dough in arb next year if Choo continues to develop.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 5 months ago

And that would be true even if Boras isn’t his agent.

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 5 months ago

And that would be true even if Boras isn’t his agent.