International News

Pirates Will Bid on Jorge Soler, Bids Due by Thursday

Pirates Will Bid on Jorge Soler, Bids Due by Thursday

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be bidders on Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. However, Biertempfel adds that the Pirates won't budge over their pre-set value, and won't spend Yoenis Cespedes money.

Cespedes signed a four year, $36 M deal with the Oakland Athletics over the off-season. Soler has drawn comparisons to Cespedes, with some saying his upside could be higher.

Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the going rate for his services are expected to be between $25-35 M, and that Soler wants all bids in by Thursday, June 7th. Levine says that the top bidders are expected to be the Cubs, White Sox, Yankees, and Marlins....

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

International News
@http://twitter.com/timwilliamsp2

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in International News

(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Sign Third Baseman From Curacao For Six-Figure Bonus

John DrekerJuly 9, 2015
PNC Park

Pirates Sign Two Pitchers From Venezuela, Three From Dominican Republic

John DrekerJuly 4, 2015
Fans outside PNC Park fill up to the streets trying to enter.

Pirates Sign Two More International Hitters to Six Figure Deals

Tim WilliamsJuly 3, 2015
The Pirates' Dominican Academy, which opened in 2008.

Why Some International Players Can Sign, But Have Trouble Entering the U.S.

Tim WilliamsJuly 2, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Agree to $350,000 Deal With International OF, Add Second Player From Bahamas

Tim WilliamsJuly 2, 2015
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Two International Names to Watch For Tomorrow

John DrekerJuly 1, 2015

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects