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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL BREAKING WINTER MEETINGS NEWS: JORGE SOLER FOR WADE DAVIS AGREED UPON

The Chicago Cubs agreed early Wednesday of their trade of outfielder Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for closer Wade Davis.  The initial holdup Tuesday night was the Cubs going over Davis' medical report with a fine tooth comb after he suffered a flexor strain last season but apparently the felt well enough to make the deal almost official.

Analysis:  So Davis will now close for the Cubs and the team didn't have to open the vault to re-sign Aroldis Chapman.  On numbers alone, Davis is as good a closer as there is in the game as he has registered ERA's of 1.00, 0.94, and 1.87 the last three seasons and he has given up just 3 total home runs in that span.  Meanwhile Soler remains a talented but unrefined bat who hit 12 home runs in only 227 at-bats last season but with an ugly .238 average.  He will be just 25 to start the 2017 season however and upside remains.  Not the worst bounce back late round pick.


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