The MLB trade deadline is just around the corner. And with the expanded playoff formats of the last few years, you never really know what teams are going to end up doing. But the rumors that have already started to fly have every baseball fan on the edge of their seat.
But the biggest rumor across MLB in recent weeks has to be the one involving Juan Soto. The All-Star outfielder reportedly turned down a massive contract offer from the Nationals for well over $400 million. After that report, it came out that Washington was more than willing to listen to trade offers on him.
This week, Soto was asked about that ahead of his All-Star appearance. And one of the best outfielders in MLB sure doesn’t sound happy with the way that things are playing out. That could spell trouble in DC.
“I mean, I don’t know. I haven’t, I haven’t talked with anybody to tell me how that changed or what was the mindset. But definitely it’s like you say, they, couple weeks ago they were saying they will never trade me. And now all these things came out, it feels really uncomfortable. You don’t know what to trust, but at the end of the day, it’s out of my hands of what decision they make.”
Obviously, MLB teams looking to make a trade for Soto would need to pay a heavy prospect cost. So much so that there are very few teams around the league that would even be able to afford a deal with the Nationals.
And rightfully so. Soto might be the best pure hitter in baseball, and he has demonstrated an ability to do that consistently in his big league time. He is also just 23-years-old and has team control for 2 more seasons following 2022. It’s going to be a wild ride.
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