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Posted: February 06, 2021, 9:46 AM Post
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Brewers are reportedly interested in Choo to play first base.

From Robert Murray:

Free-agent outfielder Shin Soo-Choo has been working out at 1B with the goal of increasing his versatility. Choo has hit .289 with an .883 OPS against RHP in his career. A few National League teams are keeping tabs on him.

Brewers among teams interested in Shin Soo-Choo. They’re looking at him at 1B.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 9:48 AM Post
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Posted: February 06, 2021, 9:50 AM Post
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Would be interesting. Would assume he would backup 1b & the corner outfield spots. Minor league deal maybe?


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 9:52 AM Post
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Would like him as the 4th OF. Not as much as the backup 1B. Good eye at plate. Seems like Brewers are FINALLY targeting high OBP guys.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 9:55 AM Post
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Hiura bats righty, and can also play 2B. Choo bats lefty, and can also play OF. Brewers dig versatility. This makes all the sense.

Just wish that one if these guys they are looking at could, you know, play the hot corner.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:00 AM Post
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geez.

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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:02 AM Post
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I hadn't realized (or forgot) Hiura had such dramatic reverse splits to this point. Makes the 1st base possibility with Choo seem a little less necessary as he seems like more of a platoon partner possibility for Garcia. But if he can play first as well then he does pretty much make Vogelbach unnecessary (unless there's a DH).

Regardless, he would definitely be another nice bat to throw into the mix!


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:05 AM Post
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If he can play 1st, I guess he also looks kind of like a Hiura clone (but with a higher walk rate and lower strikeout rate) which makes that trade possibility even stronger.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:06 AM Post
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Stearns loves lefty bats. Heck, you could probably take a look at free agent lists every year, and if a player has a lefty stick, it's a good bet that the Brewers are going to express interest. Wouldn't surprise me to see them still express interest in guys like Josh Reddick, Nomar Mazera, Brian Goodwin, Brad Miller, Travis Jankowski, Jake Lamb, or even a Ben Gamel reunion.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:10 AM Post
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He’s always been a little underrated in my opinion. Good player, will be turning 39 mid season. I imagine he won’t garner a ton of interest, but a Choo/Hiura platoon at first with Choo being able to be the 4th outfielder/spot starter and Hiura getting some time at second base too, they would have a ton of different ways to mix and match the offense to get who they want in the lineup.

Choo would be a great addition to this team. I’m really starting to get excited about what this offense can do! If we sign Choo and bring in Turner, we will be the favorites in the NL Central. Man I hope we pull this off!


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:32 AM Post
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Oh man, I just love Choo. He was a great player and I remember one series the Brewers played against the Indians where Choo looked like a one-man wrecking crew.

Unfortunately it appears that his defensive skills have eroded to the point where he shouldn't be in the field at all. His performance really fell off with the bat last year as well. I wouldn't be all that shocked if Choo would post something like a .260/.340/.420/.760 next year but how much is that really worth when adding in a big negative for the fielding?

I'm sure this will irritate a lot of people, but here goes. Other than the lefty bat/righty bat factor, signing Choo is probably pretty similar to signing Braun. And if I had to pick between the two, I would go with Choo simply on the basis that I find him much more likable than I do Braun.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 10:34 AM Post
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This doesn’t really make sense without the DH and Vogelbach and McKinney already under control


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 11:52 AM Post
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Could be good value. I don't think this has anything to do with Hiura. I think it has to do with Stearns predicting that there's going to be an NL DH, and if there is our in-house options are really not adequate.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 12:12 PM Post
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I would think that if they sign Choo, Braun is a goner...

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Posted: February 06, 2021, 12:18 PM Post
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Asian players are the new market inefficiency!


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 12:51 PM Post
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But Choo's only 5'11 how can he ever play 1B???!!!


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 1:18 PM Post
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You put the cleats on and I'm up there!


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 1:23 PM Post
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With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 1:26 PM Post
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jerichoholicninja said:
With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


I don't think they are. He'd be an experienced lefty bench bat. Maybe get a start at 1B or in the OF once a week. Otherwise he's a cheap pinch hitter. There's no way he'd be in a straight platoon with Hiura.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 1:32 PM Post
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Choo can also platoon with Garcia in RF


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