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    Cubs, Soler expected to agree to deal

    The Cubs are not only the frontrunners for Jorge Soler, it now appears they have come to an agreement with the 19-year-old Cuban outfielder and are expected to sign him when his pending free agency becomes official.

    Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune cites reports out of the Dominican Republic, where Soler is currently staying after defecting from Cuba.

    Paperwork is holding Soler's free agent status up, as the outfielder is still waiting for clearance from the MLB.

    Yoenis Cespedes, the top Cuban prize this offseason, signed with the Oakland Athletics earlier on Monday. The Cubs inked Gerardo Concepcion, the consensus No. 3 ranked Cuban prospect of the offseason, to a deal a week-and-a-half ago.

    Soler's deal is for a reported $27.5 million for three or four years.

    That is very curious considering he is likely a couple years away from having an impact on the MLB team. Cespedes' deal was worth just $36 million over four years, and he's 26 and should be ready to be an everyday player for the A's big league club by midseason.

    Obviously, nothing is set in stone with Soler until pen actually hits paper. There's no telling exactly how long the clearance will take from the league, but it should only be a matter of days.
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    Re: Cubs, Soler expected to agree to deal

    this would be a huge signing for the cubs. Their on the right track to win something in the next 5 years



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    Re: Cubs, Soler expected to agree to deal

    He's only 19 so assuming he will start in the minors but lot of potential with him it sounds like. Although every time I hear the "5 tool player" phrase I can't help to cringe about how that line was used over and over about Corey Patterson who turned out to be a huge bust.


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    Re: Cubs, Soler expected to agree to deal

    Quote Originally Posted by bowlfan912 View Post
    this would be a huge signing for the cubs. Their on the right track to win something in the next 5 years
    Yeah, like a game or 2.

    And I say that as a Cubs fan...



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    Re: Cubs, Soler expected to agree to deal

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    He's only 19 so assuming he will start in the minors but lot of potential with him it sounds like. Although every time I hear the "5 tool player" phrase I can't help to cringe about how that line was used over and over about Corey Patterson who turned out to be a huge bust.
    Corey Patterson was a very good player for the Cubs until he tore his ACL in 2003, he probably would have won the rookie of the year award had he not gotten hurt. If you're going to use an example of a 5 tool bust for the Cubs, Felix Pie would probably be a better one.



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    Re: Cubs, Soler expected to agree to deal

    Quote Originally Posted by CYdTracked View Post
    He's only 19 so assuming he will start in the minors but lot of potential with him it sounds like. Although every time I hear the "5 tool player" phrase I can't help to cringe about how that line was used over and over about Corey Patterson who turned out to be a huge bust.
    A young kid like him would be perfect for the Cubs. He could get some seasoning in the minors for a few years while the Big Cubs take their lumps while shedding payroll. Then he can get called up and rake along side Starlin and co.



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