Interesting. I doubt there's any action in the next week, with league focus on the draft. I'll be curious if he's paraded around like Cespedes was, considering he's not MLB ready.
I think it'll take a lot of money, seeing as though there are many teams out there that are wishing they could spend more this week.
Solar will be a Cubs, I think Theo desprately needs this to happen, to show hope for the Cubs future.
The issue had/has nothing to do with Selig.
The government doesn't take too kindly to refugees arriving in the country, then mysteriously disappearing and trying to set up residency in another country, only to try to immediately gain a work visa for the US. These guys don't/shouldn't jump to the front of the line just because they play baseball.
"These guys don't/shouldn't jump to the front of the line just because they play baseball."
But traditionally they have. This has been going on for a long time and the government has been super lenient and got things done for MLB as they have kept a good working relationship. Now there has been ton of issues lately with birth days not being right and people changing identity which I'm sure has something to do with it. But at the same time Cespedes, who did the exact same thing, didn't have near the same issues
the problem was with the US treasury department. With Cespedes he was allowed to start talking to teams and negotiating before the US treasury gave the ok, just couldn't finalize the contract. Soler had to wait.
The only major difference between the two was age, Cespedes would have been old enough that no matter what the new rules wouldn't apply, Soler however was different.