Jorge Soler: Cuban Sensation Was a Risk Chicago Cubs Needed to Take

June 12, 2012 by  

After Yoenis Cespedes signed a contract with the Oakland A's in February, all eyes on the international market turned to 20-year-old Jorge Soler. It took months to finalize his free-agent status, with the Chicago Cubs putting in the winning bid. 

According to USA Today, the Cubs got the deal done by offering up a nine-year, $30 million contract. It is the latest bold move that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have taken to rebuild a depleted farm system, and bring this middling franchise ...

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