Top 3 Landing Spots For Jorge Soler, inc. AL East Contender

After his first All-Star season, slugger Jorge Soler opted out of his $13M contract for 2024 with the Miami Marlins, quite understandably. He should collect a lot more than that, for a longer term, on the free agent market. One report has several teams seriously interested in Soler. 

The outfielder/DH had the second-best season of his 10-year career, blasting 36 longballs, with ann .853 OPS and an OPS+ of 128. 

The latest reports have about six teams in on Soler, including an intriguing option in the American League East.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays used to be one of the top hitting teams in baseball, until GM Ross Atkins helped tear that apart last offseason with a disastrous trade of phenom Gabriel Moreno and outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in return for the elite defense of Daulton Varsho. 

Now, Atkins will be out to correct his mistakes this winter, by replenishing the offense. One report has them very interested in Soler. 

If the Cuban slugger can repeat his 2023, it would be a big boost for Toronto's offense, which was also hit by a down season from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Seattle Mariners

Another team that's desperate for a big offensive boost this offseason. The M's will probably be letting Teoscar Hernandez walk in free agency, and will be looking to replace him, and more this winter. They'll be in on Shohei Ohtani, and even another, more reasonably-priced veteran slugger, but certainly Soler will also be clearly on their radar. 

Miami Marlins

The Fish would certainly like to keep Soler, as their perennially challenged offense can ill afford to lose him. Given his injury history and age (32 by spring training), it's possible that he could be had for a two- or three-year contract that won't break the bank. And that means the Marlins can compete for him. 

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