The Los Angeles Dodgers shouldn’t be overlooked in the Juan Soto trade rumors.
The Washington Nationals could decide to trade outfielder Juan Soto before Tuesday’s trading deadline. There are rightly 29 teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgerswho would love to have him on their team for the next two years and two months, but only a handful of teams will actually be able to give the Nationals what they want: one of the big prospects in a trade in modern history.
One of those teams is the Dodgers, and perhaps more than any other team in the sport, they have the ability to close a deal for Juan Soto.
The Dodgers don’t need Juan Soto, but if they acted for him, the best team in the National League would be even stronger
The Los Angeles Dodgers should not be overlooked in a trade for Juan Soto for this very reason: They are the Dodgers. They have become the evil Empire of the West and the team that the Yankees were under George Steinbrenner in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The Dodgers want to win at all costs and have already shown it. You already have over $273 million in salary, according to Spotrac. They have six players earning over $20 million per season, including four players they signed or traded ahead of the 2021 season.
If there’s one team Soto wants to go to to keep winning, it’s the Dodgers. If there’s one team that can afford him over the long term, it’s the Dodgers. If there’s one team that has the prospects of trading for him and is willing to part ways with him, it’s the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have six prospects MLB.com’s Top 100 and they have shown in the past that they are willing to part with prospects. They’ve done it with Mookie Betts (and David Price) and Trea Turner (and Max Scherzer) in recent years, and now they have two of the best players on their team for prospects that are nowhere near the caliber of the moment.
It would be the Dodgers’ ultimate move. So if Juan Soto is actually trading here in the next few days, don’t be surprised if it’s the Dodgers.
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