From Donga.com -
Within two years, will this be the third time Choi Hee-seop switches teams?
It is being predicted that 26-year-old Choi Hee-seop will leave the Los Angeles Dodgers. Major League Baseball’s official website classified eight players, including Choi Hee-seop and Cory Paterson of the Chicago Cubs, as “expected non-tenders.”
A non-tendered designation means a player has not received a contract renewal offer from his team.
A third year major leaguer like Choi Hee-seop earns the right to apply for an annual salary adjustment. If the team abandons his application for salary adjustment, he becomes a ‘non-tender’, or a free agent.
Oh, my. Dig this:
Choi was 26 last year. To date, in 1,086 career PA, he has 10 RCAA, and OWP of .531, his ISO is .197 and his SEC is .354. Lastly, his career BPA is .496.
David Ortiz was 26 in his last year with the Twins (2002) before he joined the Red Sox. Through that age, and the 2002 season, in 1,693 PA, Ortiz had 14 RCAA, an OWP of .524, an ISO of .195, and a SEC of .324. And, his BPA mark was .498.
They are twins!
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Choi would be the perfect DH, sometimes 1B, for the Yankees next year. Plus, with him, Wang, and Matsui, the Yankees would have shirts selling all over the place – Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
This is a no-brainer to me.