Juan Soto turned down an absolute monster contract from the Washington Nationals. Is he right to do that?
Soto knows his worth, and assuming he keeps up his current pace, he will deserve to be the richest contract in major league history whenever he finally gets paid. The 23-year-old is not scheduled to become a free agent until the 2025 season, but if the Nationals players are smart, they will pay him a lot before that time.
MLB doesn’t have a version of Patrick Mahomes’ contract, but Soto could be the first to hit that milestone. The Chiefs’ quarterback quartet signed a 12-year, $500 million deal to stay in Kansas City for nearly all of his early career. The Nationalists wanted Soto to do the same, but first they tried to pull him off quickly.
That is… a lot of money to refuse. Soto could look back on that report years from now and regret not having signed the dotted line. But, assuming he can come up with the same numbers as MVP during his early to mid-20s, it will be worth the wait.
Contract rumors with Juan Soto: The star of the national team is worth 500 million USD?
ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan thinks that’s where Soto is headed.
Juan Soto spotrac
You’ve come to the right place. Soto is underpaid… Now.
Juan Soto’s age
Currently, Soto is 23 years old. His birthday is at the end of October.
Mike Trout contract: Highest paid player in MLB history
Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout currently has the highest-paid contract in MLB history, as he signed a 12-year, $426 million deal. Soto could pass that mark if his numbers continue to be impressive over the next few seasons.
Soto finished ninth, fifth and now second in the MVP poll for the past three years. Somehow, he made it to the All-Star team only once with two silver sluggers. He won the 2019 World Series and has a batting title to his name. Not to mention, he’s a solid defender in the off-field area. The man has it all, and soon enough money to match.
What does this say about Country?
Well, it’s well worth a try for Washington. Look no further than the Braves contract with Ronald Acuña to see why it’s worthwhile toss a pile of money in front of a young player hoping he’ll sign. Acuña is a longtime MVP candidate and he’s underpaid.
Soto wouldn’t love those charades.
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