Jorge Soler Rumors: Monday

Cuban outfield prospect Jorge Soler could sign any day now. A number of teams have been linked to Soler, who must sign by July 2 if he aims to maximize his earning potential and avoid the spending restrictions that will soon take effect. Here’s the latest on Soler:

  • The Phillies have maintained a stealth pursuit of Soler and have made him an offer, Jim Salisbury‏ of CSNPhilly.com reports (on Twitter).
  • Some competing executives see the Cubs as the favorite for Soler, Heyman tweets.
  • The Dodgers are no longer engaged on Soler, Yahoo’s Tim Brown reports (on Twitter). ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported late last week that the Dodgers were among his most aggressive suitors.
  • The Blue Jays are said to be in the mix for Soler, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). Heyman notes that the Cubs and Yankees also appear to be involved.


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50 Comments on "Jorge Soler Rumors: Monday"


Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Down to Yanks and Cubs. Theo will not let Cashman beat him.

3 years 2 months ago

He has many times before so we’ll see.

MB923
3 years 2 months ago

Cashman has “beaten” Theo before with players they both were interested in though. Damon, Teixeira, Russell Martin to name a few.

I do think he’ll land with the Cubs though.

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 2 months ago

Dont underestimate the mystery team. They are good at keeping secrets.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Lol. Yes they are but not even a whisper of a mystery tea this time around. Plus, it is going to take a lot to get Theo and Cashman to back off. I think we will know by the end of the day who gets his services.

3 years 2 months ago

I would say the Cubs are the front runners at this point.

NYPOTENCE
3 years 2 months ago

Based on what, have you been actively negotiating with Soler? I think not

iains
3 years 2 months ago

Sneaky Anthopoulos laying in the weeds

3 years 2 months ago

I believe the Yankees will get him. They miss Montero and their minor league system needs a robust signing like this to reenergize the Yankees offensive side of the farm.

3 years 2 months ago

How soon will he hit the bigs?  

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Year or two.

baseball52
3 years 2 months ago

I’d say more than that. He’s projected as a Low-A player. Probably 2-3 years.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

I don’t think you would have a $5-$10 million a year player in he minors after year 1 1/2 or 2. He will start out in low A ball but ascend quickly ( especially with the Cubs ) through the system.

StiebSlider
3 years 2 months ago

Adeiny Hechavarria

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

$2.5 million a year is vastly different than what will be ( more than likely ) $8 million a year. Plus, if he was in the Cubs system he would already be up playing 2nd.

3 years 2 months ago

This is the type of player Anthopoulos (Blue Jays) would go after..  4 year cost effecient deal.

stl_cards16
3 years 2 months ago

cost effecient?  This is a rather expensive “prospect”.  He is probably at least 2 years away from being in the majors.  This is in no way cheap.

3 years 2 months ago

im comparing it to a long term 10 year contract such as fielder or poulos that Anthopoulos would never go after.  how expensive could he be? we would have been ranked 38th if he was draft eligible

3 years 2 months ago

is that an attempt at pujols or have I missed a new meme?

3 years 2 months ago

Just stating a fact that Anthopoulos wont go longer than a 6 year contract

stl_cards16
3 years 2 months ago

Probably looking at $25MM+ and that will only cover the first four years.  He would still be under control for 6 years.

ThinkBlue10
3 years 2 months ago

Of course the dodgers aren’t in the mix anymore…

TommyL
3 years 2 months ago

 He wouldn’t fit in a Kemp/Ethier/Hamilton outfield anyway.

David X
3 years 2 months ago

I see what you did there.

dylanp5030
3 years 2 months ago

The most expensive outfield ever!!!!^

cachhubguy
3 years 2 months ago

What happened to him announcing before tomorrow……..yesterday?

Ptk123
3 years 2 months ago

Think they said later it would be within the next 24-36 hours.

3 years 2 months ago

Yankees will get him.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

I don’t think Theo is going to let this one go to the Yanks plus the Cubs are desperate for talent.

cachhubguy
3 years 2 months ago

Yanks and Cubs in a bidding war. Solar power is going to be expensive.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

I say 4/$35-$40 in the end. Far cry from the 6/$27 as first reported months ago.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 2 months ago

I hope the Braves are still in on this guy rather than dropping out at the last minute like usual

jwick18
3 years 2 months ago

same here… may have nothing at all to do with it but after they used first two picks on pitchers i felt the braves were in on soler

Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

I don’t see why the Jays would be in on this guy… they are loaded with quality OF prospects…

johnsmith4
3 years 2 months ago

Plus-plus raw power and plus arm.  Other three tools are good as well.  Baseball America considers him to be about 42 in the Top 100 at age 20 which suggests he can be in Top 10 by age 22.

Would look nice in LF.

phillipmike
3 years 2 months ago

Many say he has legit power probably 70 or higher on a scale of 20 to 80. Never count your chickens before they hatch. Just becaue you have have OF doesnt mean they are guaranteed to to become MLB players and/or be any good. 

If you believe in the talent of any player and the price is reasonable then you must take a serious look. When signing prospects it always comes down to getting talent period; just like BPA in the draft. 

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

On a scale of 20 to 80? Who measures on that scale? What’s next, 9 to 15?

stl_cards16
3 years 2 months ago

Don’t read scouting reports much, eh?

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

No, I don’t whatsoever.

I cannot see any reason to not use a “standard” scale. The lowest number is obviously going to be the starting point, likewise the highest number the top.

Seems to me that it’s just being difficult and pretentious for absolutely no reason.

MuskokaBoyInOakville
3 years 2 months ago

 that’s a scale commonly used in baseball

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Well, I guess you do learn something new every day.

EnPutiza
3 years 2 months ago

Just a hunch, but I really don’t think he goes to the Yanks, BJ’s, or Chi. Some mystery team will jump out of the woodwork and sign him. I don’t feel he will sign for the kinds of numbers people are throwing out there. I think people will be surprised when the final numbers come out.

Matthew Dolter
3 years 2 months ago

buccos sneak in and grab him with spending capped on the draft now huntington needs a place to spend the extra money that usually gets spent on the draft

3 years 2 months ago

I think you’re absolutely right!

EnPutiza
3 years 2 months ago

Whelp…so much for “gut feelings”. But def alot less than people thought. 9-30 mil.

3 years 2 months ago

My money is on the phillies.  Lack of quality youth in the organization, they’ve been high on him from the get-go, endless pockets with a new TV deal coming soon, PR is down right now, so this will excite the fan base a bit, one that’s in mourning right now.  Plus, RAJ loves to be the mistery team.  Not to mention a huge need in OF.

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 2 months ago

Phillies could use the boost considering we’re pretty much out of blue chip prospects. Historically, we never spend on the international market so I don’t want to get my hopes up.

EDIT: Figures… still would like to know how aggressively the Phillies were bidding.

jwick18
3 years 2 months ago

phillies have maintained stealth but its on mlbtraderumors hmmm

3 years 2 months ago

Blue Jays have the money to spend, its more about contract terms than mooney

stl_cards16
3 years 2 months ago

Just so happens that the most important part of the contract terms to Soler is going to be how much money……