Originally posted on Razzball  |  Last updated 6/13/12
Jorge Soler | OF, Cubs | Born:  2/25/1992 On Monday, the Cubs finalized terms with Cuban outfield prospect Jorge Soler.  The $30 million contract will span nine years, and on the front-end, it appears to be a fantastic deal for the Cubs.  The long term nature of the signing puts zero pressure on Chicago to rush the 20-year-old to the bigs.  They’ll be able to develop him gradually, to ease him into stateside baseball.  After this signing, plus a nice take at last week’s draft, and then assuming the pieces they’ll fetch in trades for Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster, the rebuilding efforts of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are clearer than ever.  Were I a Cubs fan, I’d be giddy about the future.  I’m not.  No, I’m a Cardinals fan and I loathe the damn Cubs, so this all frightens me a bit.  Nonetheless, here’s a little of what to expect from the Northsiders’ newest prospect: Standing  6-3, 225, Soler profiles as a big, athletic corner outfielder.  Plus arm strength makes right field his  mos
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