Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

December 23 Jesse Sanchez of, updates us with the latest on Cuban SS prospect Yoan Moncada who is expected to start private workouts within two weeks. Moncada continues to wait for clearance by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which will then pave the way for MLB teams to sign him. Over 70 scouts representing all 30 MLB teams including the Mets scouted Moncada‘s...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs trade for Miguel Montero

            Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for Minor League right-handed pitchers Jeferson Mejia and Zack Godley. Montero, 31, batted .243 in 136 games last season with the D-backs, hitting 13 home runs and driving in 72 runs.  He is still...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing the MWAH Top 30 LA Angels Prospects Countdown

‘Tis the season for prospect lists and the MWAH crew (that would be Scotty and myself) are back for another season of our Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown. It truly is a testament to the human spirit that so many people spend so much time learning about the prospects in a system that is so very devoid of talent. Yeah, sorry, I know that isn’t much of a sales pitch, but this farm...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks sign Yasmany Tomas

This offseason has already been a pretty wild one for Major League Baseball, and we were thrown yet another curveball on Wednesday. The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly signed Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas to a six-year contract worth $68.5 million. The Diamondbacks had not been considered a serious player for Tomas, while the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco...
Via Rumors and Rants
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs offer Jon Lester deal ‘north of $135 million’

            The Chicago Cubs have made a “significant offer north of $135 million” to free agent pitcher Jon Lester, according to CSN’s David Kaplan. Kaplan believes the Cubs offer would be for six years. But the Cubs will be competing with the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox for Lester’s...
Via Sports-Glory
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Among Teams Scouting Cuban Shortstop Yoan Moncada Today

Today’s the day that all MLB teams including the Mets will have scouts watching the showcase of  Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada. This is the first real look that teams will get of Moncada, according to Ben Badler of two sources Baseball America. November 4 According to what two sources told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets expect to have a scout at the first workout...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets To Scout Latest Cuban Phenom, Shortstop Yoan Moncada

According to what two sources told Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets expect to have a scout at the first workout of Cuban shortstop Yoan Moncada, which is tentatively scheduled for next week. Jesse Sanchez of expects that most major league teams are expected to be in attendance for Moncada’s workout, which is tentatively scheduled for November 12. “Scouts have...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

The other day I said that Jorge Soler was going to be your top rookie in 2015 fantasy baseball. Big words from a little man. At least I am a man, and not just an italicized voice. Joc Pederson would've been the top rookie if I saw the Dodgers committed to him out of spring training. There's still time for that to happen. Like trading Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford for a middle...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Ayo whaddup, it's ya boy Grey Albright aka the Fantasy Master Lothario aka White Chocolate aka The Ladder You Use To Reach New Heights aka The God Particle aka Supreme Court Judge Reinhold aka Paid Overtime aka Close Parking Spot When You're In A Rush aka Al Swearengen's Swearing Dictionary aka Teacher, We Don't Need No Education aka The Weird Guy That Latches Onto The Main Character...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler's double was the hardest hit ball I've ever seen live.

We had the really good seats 10 rows behind the Cub dugout... I was with a buddy and we were catching up, doing that thing where you're having a conversation but looking at the game, so when I reacted to Jorge Soler's breathtaking double in the 5th, there was no break in whatever sentence I was in the middle of.Something like, "My kids are doing great, my son came home from school...
Via Cub Reporter
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

A Journey Through Rookie Breakouts

Jorge Soler has been an absolute Bad Dude during his first go-round in the majors. His 176 OPS+ is 8th among post-Integration rookies with 80 or more PA. Let’s look at the 10 best seasons to see what company Soler is in. 1. Willie McCovey – .354/.429/.656, 219 PA Willie McCovey is a HOF, who played 22 years and put up a 147 OPS+ in that span. McCovey won the ROY award in 1959...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs farm system All-Star team: outfielders

We complete our second-annual Cubs minor-league All-Star team today by naming three outfielders to the squad.  In previous installments, we selected pitchers; a catcher and  first-baseman; and a second-baseman, shortstop and third-baseman.   The most obvious choice to fill out our outfield is Jorge Soler, whose dominance earned him a promotion to the Cubs on August 25. ...
Via The Sports Bank
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Loses Wedding Ring While Catching HR Ball (Video)

Catching a ball in baseball is the most coveted thing a fan can do, but is it really worth losing your wedding ring? This is quite possibly so for one Chicago Cubs fan. The fan’s name is Michael Haberkorn and he reached for, and caught, a Jorge Soler home run ball. Everything was fine until Haberkorn realized that his wedding band was officially missing. Luckily for Haberkorn...
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan drops wedding ring on field while catching home run

Your browser does not support iframes. A Chicago Cubs fan nearly turned a souvenir into a major mistake on Tuesday night when he dropped his wedding ring onto the field while snagging a Jorge Soler home run ball. Michael Haberkorn was ecstatic when he caught Soler’s home run in the 7th inning of Chicago’s 7-0 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video -- Cubs fan catches HR, loses wedding ring

A fan discusses dropping his wedding ring on the warning track after catching Jorge Soler's first home run at Wrigley Field.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan catches Jorge Soler's HR ball, loses wedding ring (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A fan at Wrigley Field experienced a roller-coaster ride of emotions during Tuesday night's Chicago Cubs game after realizing that he lost his wedding ring while catching a home run ball.It happened in the bottom of the seventh as Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler hit a home run to left field, his first HR at Wrigley. The fan who caught the ball celebrated...
Via Holdout Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Fan Loses Wedding Ring After Catching Home Run At Wrigley

One fan was lucky enough to catch a Jorge Soler home run during the 7th inning of Tuesday’s Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley. Unfortunately, he wasn’t lucky enough to hold onto his wedding ring while doing so. Apparently, his ring flew off as he was celebrating his new souvenir and landed in the dirt of the warning track, which is something I’m very confident I’ve never seen before...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sluggers Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler back in Cubs' lineup

  Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base. Soler missed three games to attend to the birth of his child in Miami. Soler was slated to bat fourth and play right field.
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rizzo and Soler back in Cubs' lineup against Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base. Soler missed three games to attend to the birth of his child in Miami. Soler was slated to bat fourth and play right field.
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Locke It Up

Jeff Locke ($7,900) is a solid play today in DraftKings contests with a good matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Jeff's great-great-grandfather John defined the "self" through the continuity of consciousness. Cool stuff - but all I really need Jeff to do is pitch seven or so strong innings with a decent strikeout total. Against the Cubs it really shouldn't be much of an uphill climb...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Notes: Baez, Soler

It’s no secret; the Cubs have one of the best farm systems in baseball.  They’re stacked with hitters that are coming up right now.  I’m going to look at Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, two guys who recently came up as the next wave of Cubs talent.  I think both will have a big impact […]
Via Baseball Essential
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler Accomplishes Something No Other Cubs Has

In the entire history of the Chicago Cubs, which goes back a ways, no one ever had a hit in 11 of their first 12 games with the franchise. That all changed on Wednesday, as Jorge Soler became the first Cubs ever to accomplish that feat. Jorge Soler is the first #Cubs player ever with a hit in 11 of his first 12 career games. — Ace of MLB Stats (@AceballStats) September 11, 2014...
Via Sports Mockery
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler is Superman

After hitting a home run in his first big league at bat and showing that, through nine big league games, he’s got this Major League thing figured out, plenty of adjectives have been thrown in the direction of Chicago Cubs rookie Jorge Soler. You may now, officially, call him “Superman”. Jorge Soler on rookie hazing day! #Cubs — Karen Burchell (...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler Can Do More Than Just Hit

Running on #SolerPower … it's just not smart. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 5, 2014 We have seen what Jorge Soler can do with the bat, hitting .429 3 HR and 5 2B in his first week in the big leagues. Now we can see what he can do in right field. Baseball take notice.   17 total views, 17 views today The post Jorge Soler Can Do More Than Just Hit...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

3 reasons Jorge Soler will be a perennial All-Star

Being that Jorge Soler has struggled staying on the field since joining the Chicago Cubs organization, he had become somewhat of an afterthought as a prospect. Of course, when an organization has three of the best prospects in all of baseball in Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell, it makes sense that Soler may have been somewhat forgotten. If indeed Soler was forgotten...
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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