I kind of don’t even want to talk about “real ” baseball today. I’m having way too much fun soaking up the rays of having landed our man and imaging what the future could be like. I really don’t want to ruin that by talking about reality.
In that vein, here’s what ESPN has to say:
The Chicago Cubs won the bidding for Jorge Soler and agreed to terms with the 20-year-old Cuban outfielder, a source familiar with the situation told ESPNChicago.com’s Bruce Levine.
Soler will come to the U.S. and take a physical before signing a nine-year, $30 million contract, according to the source.
Soler has the option of opting out of the contract altogether during his arbitration-eligible years, which means that he could make far more than the $30 million guaranteed.
Year by year, through his arbitration years, he can weigh the dollar value in his agreed-upon salary versus what he might make in arbitration.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Soler is a projected right fielder with five-tool potential, according to scouting sources.
So . . there’s that. To see REAL LIVE FOOTAGE of Soler running and moving and doing things, go here.
Note: I’d really love to read what Keith Law has to say about this signing. Alas, I’m not renewing my Insider subscription just to do that. Sorry.