CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 2: Marco Scutaro #19 of the San Francisco Giants takes the throw at second base ahead of the slide by Shin-Soo Choo #17 of the Cincinnati Reds during the game at Great American Ball Park on July 2, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
With the Winter Meetings in full tilt and most of the free agent movement being done before this week even began, there are just a few big storylines to follow in Orlando.
Perhaps the biggest is where free agent outfielder and on-base machine Shin-Soo Choo might end up.
Throughout the offseason, the Rangers have reportedly been most interested in signing Choo, but after Jacoby Ellsbury got seven years for $153 million from the New York Yankees, Choo's price might have just gone through the roof as there is a sizeable camp that says Choo is better than Ellsbury. He's definitely more durable.
Now, a couple of "baseball sources" are telling the Star-Telegram that the price might have gotten too high for the Rangers, and Texas could be out on the former Indian and Red.
Since Jon Daniels arrived in Texas, the Rangers have never been a club that's going to hand out ridiculous contracts to land the top free agents, and it appears the Rangers' top target heading into the offseason might be part of that club now.