Mets have contacted Scott Boras about Shin-Soo Choo

Michael Hickey

The two sides have not yet discussed potential contract details.

The New York Mets have contacted Scott Boras, informing the agent that they are interested in outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post.

The two sides have yet to discuss parameters of a contract. Boras is attempting to land Choo a contract in the $90 million range, according to Puma. The Mets, however, do not plan to offer Choo a contract longer than four seasons.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson does not plan to commit to a deal worth $100 million for any player this offseason, sources told Anthony DiComo of The beat writer does not expect the club to sign high-dollar outfielders Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury, indicating that the club will focus on second-tier targets instead.

Alderson did indicate that the potential loss of a draft pick will not be an issue for the team if they work out an agreement with a free agent, such as Choo, who was extended a qualifying offer. The Mets' first-round draft choice is protected, meaning the team will forfeit a second-round pick if they sign one of the 13 players who received qualifying offers.

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