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New homes, new fantasy value for Davis, Soler

Wade Davis is the new closer for the defending World Series champs, but there's reason to be concerned if you're a fantasy owner. John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs wisely stayed away from the ludicrous free-agent closer market, trading extraneous outfielder Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for Wade Davis, and each team did the wise thing. The Cubs wanted an established ninth-inning option without guaranteeing four or more seasons and way too much money, and the Royals sold high -- though not as high as last winter, when they should have done it -- and picked up, in theory, an intriguing young outfielder with upside. From a fantasy perspective, each player should be a winner ... but I’m not so sure things will play out this way.