How Shin-Soo Choo landed in Texas

Rangers were best and most logical fit for free-agent outfielder from outset

Updated: December 21, 2013, 9:33 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was prepared to be patient in adding the final impact piece to the team's 2014 batting order. He liked Shin-Soo Choo immensely and would have been content to bring back Nelson Cruz on a short-term deal, and Daniels was in a position to sit and wait while the two players squirmed and the price potentially dropped.

In the end, Daniels' decision to spring into action was a sign that team executives, like players, prefer to have their business in order ...

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