Shin-Soo Choo’s 2017 season did go a way that not even the Texas Rangers expected. It’s not so much the way he played. It’s rather that Shoo managed to get through the entire season avoiding a trip to the disabled list.
Last season, Choo had four stints on the disabled list. He only appeared in 48 games, making one appearance in Texas Rangers’ playoff series against Toronto. To add insult to injury, he made $20 million in 2016. His contract runs through 2020 and he’ll be making at least $20 million a year until then.
It was very good for Shoo to make it through the season without getting injured. He did miss a few games due to minor injuries, but he never landed on the disabled list. Played 149 games and put up decent numbers. Still not very impressive and still overpaid.
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To be honest, despite Choo’s numbers this year not being too impressive, they weren’t bad. The 35-year-old veteran is past his prime, there’s no doubt about that. However, 147 hits with 22 homers and a batting average of .261 aren’t bad for an aged veteran with a history of injuries. Despite 2017 being an okay year, Rangers fans are still scratching their heads. Truth be told, Rangers fans have been doing that since Choo arrived in Arlington nearly four years ago. Many are still scratching their heads to why the Rangers signed him to a monstrous contract.
Despite 2017 being an okay year, Rangers fans are still scratching their heads. Truth be told, Rangers fans have been doing that since Choo arrived in Arlington nearly four years ago. Many are still scratching their heads to why the Rangers signed him to a monstrous contract.
There were rumors that the Rangers were looking to trade Choo. However, trading him wouldn’t be so simple because of his expensive contract. There’s no baseball organization that would take him just like that. No doubt, the Rangers would have to agree to pay a majority of the remaining salary before a trade could be worked out and made official.
Hopefully, 2018 will good well for Choo. The biggest thing the Rangers are hoping for is for him to remain healthy all season again and put up good numbers. Besides, the health, they better hope Choo can play better baseball. As said before, the Rangers still haven’t got their money’s worth from him. Four years have gone by now.