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Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Topic Start: June 03, 2012, 09:43:45 PM »
https://twitter.com/#!/Ken_Rosenthal
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Let the bidding on Soler begin. He had been waiting to be cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
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Source: Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, 20, is now a free agent, eligible to sign with any club.


Go get him Rizzo!!!!!!

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #1: June 03, 2012, 09:56:53 PM »
I thought I read the Red Sox or Cubs were expected to sign him.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #2: June 03, 2012, 10:31:33 PM »
wasn't there a wapost article talking about how our international scouting director was firends with him?  i think that article also said that bryce pitched to him in a USA vs. cuba u16 game

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #3: June 03, 2012, 10:31:45 PM »
i want him badly

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #4: June 03, 2012, 11:06:50 PM »
I want him as well, but has anyone actually seen him play?  Scouting report?  I remember seeing a scouting report on him on baseball america, but don't feel like looking it up.


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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #6: June 07, 2012, 06:24:09 AM »
from the wapost
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The Nationals have also kept tabs on Cuban defector Jorge Soler, an outfielder who experts believe will become one of the top prospects in baseball as soon as he signs. But the price – expected to reach somewhere around $20 million – is more than they are willing to pay

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #7: June 07, 2012, 06:54:22 AM »
Lerners are too cheap for marque international free agents. This will bite us in the ass now that the draft is on a budget. Hopfully someone can explain it to the board.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #8: June 07, 2012, 09:59:19 AM »
Lerners are too cheap for marque international free agents. This will bite us in the ass now that the draft is on a budget. Hopfully someone can explain it to the board.

You'd think fresh off the rousing success of the Maya signing that they'd be eager to jump in again.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #9: June 07, 2012, 10:01:11 AM »
You'd think fresh off the rousing success of the Maya signing that they'd be eager to jump in again.

Maya has proven to be reliable AAA filler.

Unfortunately Maya might be the problem. I don't know. I don't generally subscribe to the LAC viewpoint but everytime they seem interested in a big name international free agent and fail to act because they are "too expensive".

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #10: June 07, 2012, 10:06:29 AM »
Maya has proven to be reliable AAA filler.

It's too bad they thought he was going to be reliable AAAA filler...

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #11: June 10, 2012, 01:16:28 AM »
I'd take him easily

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #13: June 10, 2012, 12:53:19 PM »
Lerners are too cheap for marque international free agents. This will bite us in the ass now that the draft is on a budget. Hopfully someone can explain it to the board.

The Lerners want to sign players at bargain prices but the problem is that the other 29 teams are spending as much or more than the Nats on international scouting so true bargain deals are rare.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #14: June 11, 2012, 12:28:00 PM »
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Gordon Muhlarey‏@GordonMuhlarey

According to Scott Swaim, Jorge Soler flying from his home to Washington to complete a physical.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #15: June 11, 2012, 12:31:30 PM »
The Lerners want to sign players at bargain prices but the problem is that the other 29 teams are spending as much or more than the Nats on international scouting so true bargain deals are rare.

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Gordon Muhlarey‏@GordonMuhlarey

According to Scott Swaim, Jorge Soler flying from his home to Washington to complete a physical.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #16: June 11, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »
:popcorn:

16 total tweets, 0 followers, mlbtr hasn't mentioned us in conjunction with soler- he could be right, but I'm not holding my breath

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #17: June 11, 2012, 01:01:52 PM »
Soler would be an interesting signing.  I wonder if that means they think Harper is a CF long term (assuming this is true).

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #18: June 11, 2012, 01:10:14 PM »
Is it possible he's doing a physical here for another team while doing paperwork that can only be done in DC?

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #19: June 11, 2012, 01:16:24 PM »
Interesting thought, but why would the physical have to be done in DC?  The paperwork may have to be done here (not certain), but the physical is for the team and for MLB.  The results could be sent to DC from anywhere.  I believe MLB offices are in NY.

I emailed MLBTR to see if they could dig up anything.  The guy does seem to be friends with a former scout.  The only thing that makes me slightly believe it is that this is the only one of these types of tweets he has that I saw.  Usually BSers are "breaking" many stories.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #20: June 11, 2012, 01:17:44 PM »
What makes anyone think he is in dc other than a tweet from a throwaway account?

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #21: June 11, 2012, 01:19:26 PM »


Scott Swaim is the jackass that did the whole MLBInsideNews thing about Fielder. So that Tweet is a joke.

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« Reply #22: June 11, 2012, 01:22:12 PM »
Oh OK.  Thanks for clearing that up.  I thought it was strange.

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #23: June 11, 2012, 01:23:03 PM »
i just posted what i saw. 

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Re: Jorge Soler is now a free agent
« Reply #24: June 11, 2012, 01:27:11 PM »
Ha ha.  I really fell for that one.  Now that you mention it, I do remember the name, and the whole Fielder flying to DC for a physical thing.