Report: Cubs land Soler

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

6 thoughts on “Report: Cubs land Soler

  1. BeanTooth

    Poop.

  2. Eli

    Maybe Im wrong but I think Soler was robbed.

    • I don’t really think you can say that anyone who was a true free agent got robbed.

  3. lazlosother

    It seems like a reasonable deal for both. 3.3 Mil. a year is not going to break the bank for the Cubs, and it is a guarentee big enough so that with a little restraint and intelligence Soler should be set for life. If he pans out he hits free agency at 29-30, and could cash in again.

  4. jay_robertson

    The same brain trust that gave Soriano 30+ for three years couldn't come up with a couple extra bucks to top that offer? Sheesh – a number of Yankees make nearly that much every year. (notice, "make" – not "earn.")

    Wish it had been us. Oh well – I'm sure we can get a retread for that much money for 2 or 3 years.

  5. BrienJackson

    FWIW, I'm not sure it would have mattered. Just about everyone figured the Cubs to be really aggressive, and Kevin Goldstein tweeted earlier that one source told him that the Cubs would beat any other offer on the table.

    Besides, the Yankees have a lot of attractive minor leaguers in the lower levels of the minors, and Soler probably goes to Single-A at least until he gets back in playing shape now. It doesn't make a ton of sense to pay him that much money just because you're worried about finding a stopgap.

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