You've probably never seen Jorge Soler swing a bat. You don't know if he can hit a major-league curveball, or if he swings at everything like a Wily Mo Pena without the self-control. But he's an important free agent because he's the last young international free agent who can create a bidding war. If a team is looking to spend a lot of money on its farm system, this is its last chance.
And the Dodgers appeared to be a team that would chase Soler. After spending $2 billion on the franchise, the new Dodgers owners would probably like to a) make the team better and b) make a statement. Soler might accomplish both.
But according to Tim Brown, it isn't to be: