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March 21, 2006

Hee-p of a Second-Chance?

From S.I. -

Hee-Seop Choi's time as a Dodger could be down to its final days, a situation hastened by James Loney's fast-arriving future. The Dodgers likely will make a decision before they break camp in Florida. If they release Choi by March 29, they would owe him approximately $178,000 in salary. -- Orange County Register

You don't have to ask me if I would rather have Choi or Wil Nieves on the 25-man roster.

If there's a way to make this happen, the Yankees should go after Choi and then make it work on the roster.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at March 21, 2006 05:19 PM


If he becomes available, get him. Yanks will have to put in a waiver claim to get him, right? I suspect he'd be snapped up before the Yanks get to him.

Posted by: Raf [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 21, 2006 06:06 PM

Torre won't ask for him. Cashman won't claim him. Steinbrenner doesn't know who he is. Next?

Posted by: JohnnyC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 21, 2006 06:18 PM

Also, the mantra of this off-season was "more athletic, younger, faster..." How does Choi fit in with that? We've already got Felix Escalona and Kelly Stinnet and don't forget Scott Erickson. How much younger, athletic, and faster do you guys want already? Sheesh.

Posted by: JohnnyC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 21, 2006 06:20 PM

Well, Al Leiter retiring really screwed up that plan, johnny.

Posted by: JeremyM [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 21, 2006 07:50 PM