CultureMap Dallas: Signing Choo an example of ‘Moneyball’ at work

Shin-Soo Choo

New Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo.

To understand why it makes sense for the Texas Rangers to sign Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract, you have to look deeper than his batting average.

Choo was one of the National League’s top offensive players last year, even though he only hit 21 home runs. We are long past the era where we measure players by the baseballs that leave the ballpark, and Choo is a shining example of the era that “Moneyball” has helped create.

In my latest story at CultureMap Dallas, I explore what Choo means to the Rangers for the 2014 season.

Check out CultureMap Dallas for everything from breaking news to food, drink and society. It’s all there, including a local events calendar so you can see what’s hopping this weekend.

Until next time …

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