Chicago Cubs: How ‘Soler Power’ Helps to Expedite Youth Movement for Cubs

June 13, 2012 by  

With the signing of Cuban sensation Jorge Soler on Monday, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have, in a small way, expedited the rebuilding process by acquiring a young player with huge upside without having to give up anything more than money.

Think of it this way: it is similar to how contending teams use free agency to add that final piece to the championship puzzle by going out and buying talent. That's essentially what the Cubs have done, although there is certainly no championship coming near-term for this team.

But if the Cubs are going to stick to the plan to build a consistent winner, using the...

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