http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/0...rge-soler.htmlSoler and the Cubs agreed to a nine-year deal worth approximately $30MM, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. At least three or four teams placed bids of $20MM plus, according to Heyman. Depending on how long Soler spends at the minor league level, the deal could cover all of his arbitration seasons and multiple free agent years.
Well, the Cubs have been considered the front-runners for a while with Soler, so this news comes with little surprise. In this deal, he will still make less than Afonso Soriano does in 2 years. Hehe. The Cubs have made some terrible signings in the past when it comes to Free Agent Outfielders (Soriano, Bradley, Byrd, Fukudome...). Hopefully, this signing turns out to be a little better.