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03-05-2012 01:46 AM #1Plus Member Since 12/07 All-Star
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Anything New on Jorge Soler?
Could the Orioles be one of the mystery teams? I think they are interested in him. The comments below are currently appearing on ESPN Insider.
Anything new on Soler? ESPN Insider
The last we heard on Jorge Soler is that the Houston Astros were keeping tabs on the Cuban outfielder and that the Boston Red Sox were very much interested in the prospect.
The Chicago Cubs are expected to be an aggressive bidder, and Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune wrote earlier this month that the White Sox could outbid the Cubs, and any other bidder.
Previously, Miami Marlins president David Samson said in a radio interview his team is not interested in Soler, as per a tweet from MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.
The Cleveland Indians have worked out Soler on a number of occasions, tweeted Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweeted several weeks ago that the Yankees and Phillies were the two teams at the time that have been the most aggressive on Soler.
Phillies GM Ruben Aramo confirms his club's interest.
The Toronto Blue Jays are in the mix, too,reported Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com.
Considering the way things went down with Cespedes -- he signed with Oakland out of nowhere after the general belief was that the Miami Marlins were the heavy favorites -- anything can happen, including a mystery team or two. We have to believe, however, that with March looming -- and minor league camp opening soon -- that Soler will sign soon.
Jason A. Churchill
03-05-2012 10:53 AM #2
It has been eerily quiet on Soler.
I'm guessing his demands are too high, or the offers are coming in way too low now, and his agents are slow playing it. We had the Chicago Tribune saying the Cubs signed him for what like $29 million 3 weeks ago and then nothing comes of that? And we haven't heard anything since besides the O's seeing him workout.
I doubt we sign him, but the silence can only be a positive. There are no rumors anywhere with this kid.
03-05-2012 11:33 AM #3
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Is he even eligible to sign yet? I think there is much less than 1 percent chance he signs with the Orioles. First other teams are interested. Second the Orioles are probably up to their budget limit. Did you see they traded guthrie to save a couple million?
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03-05-2012 11:47 AM #5
I would think if the Orioles had serious interest in him that they would be named. I mean every team in the league is named.
03-05-2012 12:21 PM #6
The last time the Orioles won a public bidding war on a top rated amateur talent? NEVER. They weren't willing to go 3-4 million on Sano. I don't know why they would be going a lot more than that on Soler. The O's are still bargain hunters. Soler isn't a bargain.
03-05-2012 01:01 PM #7
He's still not free agent eligible. I assume there is a push for him to get things sorted out before July 2nd, when the international spending caps kick in. But no guarantee he signs anytime soon.
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03-05-2012 05:42 PM #12Plus Member since 01/04 - Major League Hangouter All-Star
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Where would Soler slot in our top prospects list? I would think at 3 or 4. It would be nice to have Bundy, Machado, Schoop and Soler all coming up about the same time.
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