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Jorge Soler


So the other day I was browsing SNY Why Guys and saw this article. When I first read it I thought it was an unrealistic idea that would never happen. But I thought about it a bit more and I'm starting to like it more and more. I am a bit shaky on the details of some of these international signings such as can you pay a higher annual salary in the minors and some other aspects. But, how I understand it the new cap doesn't come into affect until July. From what I have read on Soler a 5 year contract with a value around 20 million should get it done. I don't know if it could be broken down as 4 mil per year or if there would have to be a large signing bonus. But either way I think the Mets should be interested. They still have some more room in their budget, what would you rather see them do spend it on some bench guys for a season that is unlikely to be successful, or invest in the future?

Now onto why it would be a great value for the Mets. I have read that Soler is comparable to Bubba Starling and that he would be a top 20 prospect. If you use this article a value of a top 25 hitting prospect is 25 million and Soler would definitely be a top 25 hitting prospect. Further, when I was reading Sickel's article 2 things stood out.

1. The lack of elite talent.

2. The strength of pitching and weakness in hitting talent.

Soler would fix this, he would probably be graded an A/A- by Sickels. This would give us a very strong farm, comparable to the Nats post Gio trade imho. In addition, I have read that Soler will need 800-1000 AB in the Minors. That would conservatively put him in line for a call up in 2014. In 14 we will have some outfield openings too, and it will be around when our pitchers are ready to go. I think the Mets should definitely give Soler a call. What do you think?

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