The Chicago Cubs (Diamond) Dynasty that could have been

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Jorge Soler

Position: Right Field

Team: Miami Marlins

Series: Charisma

Overall: 97

I love when people that make a career out of being baseball analysts are condescending to fans and say things like “there’s no such thing as too many good prospects, it will figure itself out.” Jorge Soler is a great example of it “figuring itself out,” as the Cubs were unable to find a closer on the free agent market and were incapable of developing one themselves, so they dealt from their depth to get one solid season of Wade Davis

All Soler did from that point on was hit 124 home runs. Now that the National League has a DH and the position prospect pipeline dried up the Soler trade doesn’t look like a trade from a treasure trove, it looks like we reverse-mortgaged our house. That being said, his defense in the outfield is pretty mediocre but the power in that bat is real so it makes him a great player to have in a video game.