Baseball and government agencies intertwine when players of this magnitude are forced to seek US citizenship. Cuban citizens are banned from traveling and working with the United States, forcing Cuban players to seek citizenship elsewhere in order to play in the United States.
It is a loophole that allows baseball to sidestep a long-standing government policy and get some of the most talented baseball players in the world playing in the top league in the world.
Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler are two of the most intriguing Cuban prospects to come out in a while.
The Cubs, among others, are pursuing both prospects, and are waiting for them to be granted free agency.
Let's take a look at each player's pros and cons, and decide who the Cubs should sign.