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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:44 pm

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teddyballgamemvp wrote:Will Carroll at Baseball Prospectus is saying that he hears that Reed will need season-ending surgery, so Choo could play a lot this year. But those looking at him as a keeper should reconsider-- he has to return to Korea for his 2-year military service obligation (or else never return home) since he didn't make the WBC team that had their service time waived as a result of how well they did.

According to a Seattle Times article written in March, the Mariners believe they may be able to work around Korea's military service requirement in Choo's case.
Seattle Times wrote:What does have him nervous is the prospect of spending two years in the South Korean military. It is a mandatory commitment, and he said he is scheduled to serve at the end of the season when his passport expires.

"My agent, Benny Looper, and Jim Na are trying to work something out," Choo said. "Hopefully they will. I love baseball. It is something I think about, but not a lot."

Na is the Mariners' baseball administration director.

Looper, the Mariners' vice president of player development, said he is confident Choo will not have to serve after the season.

"I think he is OK [here] for the next couple of years."

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/m ... ari04.html


interesting article...didnt know he was a star LHP that throws 95mph heat. it'd be nice if he'd do both, its sad to waste a LHP that can throws that hard.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:52 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:interesting article...didnt know he was a star LHP that throws 95mph heat. it'd be nice if he'd do both, its sad to waste a LHP that can throws that hard.


He was "named the most valuable player and best pitcher in the 1999 and 2000 President's Cup, Korea's most prestigious high-school tournament. "

That's pretty good. I wonder if it's too late to trade him to the NL and have him develop both skills. Could be like Owings.
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Postby flowbee » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:55 pm

http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpage ... MLB&id=315

Choo is now the official Left Fielder for the Indians against right handers. He never got a shot to get into a groove in the bigs but this might be it. Sleeper with a lot of SB potential
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:04 pm

flowbee wrote:http://rotoworld.com/content/playerpage ... MLB&id=315

Choo is now the official Left Fielder for the Indians against right handers. He never got a shot to get into a groove in the bigs but this might be it. Sleeper with a lot of SB potential


RF, not LF. It's Todd Hollandsworth and Michaels in LF.
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Postby Bo_Sox » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:21 pm

What do you guys think his potential is this year? Will get enough AB's to make any sort of impact?
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:23 pm

Bo_Sox wrote:What do you guys think his potential is this year? Will get enough AB's to make any sort of impact?


I've seen a projection of 6 homers and 10 SB, along with a .270+ average.
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Postby tol1l1yboy » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:50 pm

Choo was traded to the indians and will play against right handers. Is he worth a pick up if you need steals? His numbers were good in triple a before the trade.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:00 pm

tol1l1yboy wrote:Choo was traded to the indians and will play against right handers.

We've covered that already.

Is he worth a pick up if you need steals? His numbers were good in triple a before the trade.


He should steal some bases. The Indians don't mind runners.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:01 pm

"This player is a good complement to this club and the club we hope to build in the future," Shapiro said. "This is a guy who has hit every single place he's been." Choo stole 26 bases in 30 attempts at Tacoma and was picked for the PCL's All-Star team. "Over time, he certainly has the athleticism, speed and the arm to be an above average corner outfielder," Shapiro said.


Doesn't sound like Shapiro believes Choo is leaving the team any time in the future.
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Postby tol1l1yboy » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:05 pm

We've covered that already.


Ya sorry didnt see it hit page 2 but thanks for pointing that out.
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