The Cubs won for a change. It wasn’t a game or a World Series, but instead a bidding war. The Cubs came out on top with free agent Jorge Soler agreeing to sign with them.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Cubs offered nine years and around $30 million.
Soler, the 20-year old Cuban outfielder was being pursued by numerous teams, and most offered in excess of $20 million. The Cubs stepped up with the highest reported offer though.
Soler will likely report to the Cubs Single-A affiliate once the contract is complete.