Why are we bringing this up? Well because Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Phillies and Yankees are “in hardest on Jorge Soler.” The Phillies do not typically bid high on international players like this but scouts everywhere like Soler’s upside. For a team with not many top-notch upper level minor league talent, this would be huge for the Phillies to sign the 19 year old if the price is right. The Phillies interest in Soler has also been reported by ESPN and NBC Sports.
The Cespedes signing came in the middle of the night and the Soler signing could come any time. We will keep you updated on the Soler situation as it unfolds.
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