Robinson Cano wasn’t the only free agent that wasn’t fond of the contract offer the Yankees gave him.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Shin-Soo Choo turned down a 7-year, $140 Million deal after the Yankees signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a 7-year, $153 Million deal. Scott Boras (who is Choo’s agent) reportedly asked for Ellsbury money (both Ellsbury and Choo are Boras clients) but the Yankees signed Carlos Beltran for a 3 year contract instead.
With New York no longer a fit for Choo, Boras and Choo will now have to look elsewhere to get the $140 Million the Yankees initially offered. The Texas Rangers are reportedly interested in Choo, but they are only interested in going five years with the free agent right fielder.