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    Why are people so high on Choo?

    I have been wondering- when we talk about big time acquisitions moving forward, why are people so high on Choo? I see his name mentioned on these boards all the time. I do not think that he is a bad baseball player, but also do not see him as anything special, and if I was looking to turn a franchise around, I would not get all that excited about Choo. Am I missing something?

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    His numbers have been falling, but they are still very good. But I hate that he can't hit LHP.

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    he is a pretty high on base guy with some pop, and he can be had with out spending a ton, plus hes probably the best available outfielder, the key is aquiring the blow you away guy via trade and then adding complimentary guys (like choo) via free agency

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYMETS2889 View Post
    he is a pretty high on base guy with some pop, and he can be had with out spending a ton, plus hes probably the best available outfielder, the key is aquiring the blow you away guy via trade and then adding complimentary guys (like choo) via free agency
    I agree with this. He is a nice piece to add if we have a stud, and another guy of his caliber to go along side of him. But if he is the #1 outfielder, it is still a pretty bleak outfield. Again, I am not hating on the guy. If we were a team like the Reds that added him to an already solid team, that is the way to go. But, he's not a culture-changing acquisition and it scares me that he might be viewed as such if we got him

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    I'm expecting us to add multiple pieces so even if we did sign Choo he wouldn't be looked at as a savior. I see it as taking a step in the right direction. He is the best FA outfielder this off season IMO. He's said to be a hard worker never hurts to have to many of those guys. His Obp is still 425.
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    I agree that he's not the impact bat that can turn this team around single-handedly. But if we do acquire a bat of that caliber, Choo would be a nice complimentary player to fill into our lineup. You gotta love his plate discipline.
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    Personally, I'm high on Ellsbury. He's the Michael Bourn of this FA class. We don't have a lead-off hitter, we don't have a CF, we don't have speed, and Ellsbury provides all of those things. His power numbers are a little low this year, but he's hitting .281/.347/.389 with 31 steals already and he's only been caught 3 times.

    We desperately need a spark plug at the top of the line-up, and he would definitely provide it. He's also one of the more younger FA options, as he is only 29 years old compared to Choo who is 31 in a few weeks.

    He's a very good defensive CF as well. People say that Ellsbury is injury prone, but he's only had 2 injuries in his career, and both were impact injuries like colliding with a teammate and breaking up a double play.

    Now if we got Ellsbury, we can't just call it an off-season, we would also have to get someone else. Someone like Pence would be a very good fit here. He has right-handed pop and plays solid defense.

    We could use Puello in one of our OF positions and give him a shot. His tools are as good as anyone. We could then leave Duda at 1B and have d'Arnaud at catcher. That's a pretty good offense for our pitching staff.

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    Choo is overrated, and if he is our "big signing", then I quit. It sounds just like all the Jayson Werth hype years ago (and look how he turned out). I really don't want him.

    Ellsbury makes a WHOLE LOT MORE SENSE. He's younger, he's a leadoff hitter, and he's got his best years coming in the next 3-4 years. Him and Pence would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootleg42 View Post
    Choo is overrated, and if he is our "big signing", then I quit. It sounds just like all the Jayson Werth hype years ago (and look how he turned out). I really don't want him.

    Ellsbury makes a WHOLE LOT MORE SENSE. He's younger, he's a leadoff hitter, and he's got his best years coming in the next 3-4 years. Him and Pence would be great.
    funny i feel the same way with andre eithier if thats our big move we are destined for mediocrity, its a shame but anything less then a Cargo or Stanton and im probably not going to be a happy camper

    speaking of-potential package, who says no-Niese, Flores, Syndergarrd and possibly a mid level throw in for either CarGo or Stanton

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYMETS2889 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bootleg42 View Post
    Choo is overrated, and if he is our "big signing", then I quit. It sounds just like all the Jayson Werth hype years ago (and look how he turned out). I really don't want him.

    Ellsbury makes a WHOLE LOT MORE SENSE. He's younger, he's a leadoff hitter, and he's got his best years coming in the next 3-4 years. Him and Pence would be great.
    funny i feel the same way with andre eithier if thats our big move we are destined for mediocrity, its a shame but anything less then a Cargo or Stanton and im probably not going to be a happy camper

    speaking of-potential package, who says no-Niese, Flores, Syndergarrd and possibly a mid level throw in for either CarGo or Stanton
    I'll agree. I don't understand the hype for Choo, or the hype for Eithier. If they're our "big signings", then we blew a big opportunity (having young aces) to win titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootleg42 View Post
    Choo is overrated, and if he is our "big signing", then I quit. It sounds just like all the Jayson Werth hype years ago (and look how he turned out). I really don't want him.

    Ellsbury makes a WHOLE LOT MORE SENSE. He's younger, he's a leadoff hitter, and he's got his best years coming in the next 3-4 years. Him and Pence would be great.
    Yup. Pence is 30 also this year, so he's got some good years left. What I like about Ellsbury is that he can hit LHP as well, so there doesn't need to be any platoon non-sense.

    CF-Ellsbury
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    SS-Tejada/Q/who cares

    Hell they could deal Murphy for something and sign someone like Chase Utley for a few years who is better even at this stage of his career and would cost roughly the same lol. It's good to have flexibility.

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    I would love to add Ellsbury via FA.

    I just wonder how much he would cost.

    I like him better than Bourn though and we wouldn't be losing our first round pick this time around.
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    with him and harvey, its like were gonna have Goku and Vegetta in the same rotation

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    If we traded Murphy, we would be moving Flores to 2nd I would presume.

    Wouldn't mind trading Murph if the right deal came along.
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    noah is gonna be a beast man.

    with him and harvey, its like were gonna have Goku and Vegetta in the same rotation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrigheyes4MVP View Post
    I would love to add Ellsbury via FA.

    I just wonder how much he would cost.

    I like him better than Bourn though and we wouldn't be losing our first round pick this time around.
    Yeah I like him better too and for the same reason. I think Ellsbury is a perfect fit for this ballpark and he would be a triples machine. He can cover a ton of ground in the outfield as well, the revolving door in CF would finally be over.

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