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Pirates Have Shown Interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Who May Be Going to the Reds

Pirates Have Shown Interest in Shin-Soo Choo, Who May Be Going to the Reds

An interesting note from Jayson Stark today:

http://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/278571839180128256

That four team deal seems dead, considering James Shields has already been traded. Shields was one of the big names mentioned in the trade, and was just dealt to the Royals. The Indians were one of the four teams rumored to be involved with the discussions.

This isn't the first time we've heard the Pirates linked to Choo. We heard it over the summer, and the expected price for Choo was pretty high. Choo is under team control for one more season, and MLBTR estimates his 2013 contract at $7.9 M. His trade value is a bit difficult to calculate. We have the years of control and estimated salaries, but coming up with the WAR number is tough.

Choo had a 2.6 WAR in 2012 and a 1.5 WAR in ...

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