As much as the Mets want to act against Juan Soto, the Washington Nationals are going to make them pay big.
Trading what some are calling the next Ted Williams is an opportunity that rarely comes along, especially when that player is only 23 years old.
Juan Soto is already one of the best players in all of baseball. Assuming he continues at this pace or even improves slightly, he will be the face of the game for years to come. But how much is it worth on the open market?
In free agency, Soto would receive offers in excess of $500 million over the course of the contract, plain and simple. About tradeTeams are tired of dumping their entire farm system for his rights.
The Mets have been associated with Soto and would have to deal with an immense pool of young talent for his services, especially as they play in the same division as the Nats.
Juan Soto exchanges rumours: Mets would have to do without Francisco Alvarez
New York’s first-round draft pick may have given a clue as to what they think of Soto.
Alvarez is the team’s top prospect and is in the top 5 overall per MLB pipeline. He is a catcher by trade. Then why did New York pick Kevin Parada early in the draft if he’s in the same position?
Maybe the front office was just playing the best game available, or they think Parada will gravitate toward first base or some other position. But given the rumours, it seems Alvarez could be a trade lure across the board.
The Nats will likely challenge both Alvarez, Brett Baty and more when the time comes. As great as these prospects may become, Soto is a proven product that’s young and already a top 10 player in baseball.
When it comes down to it, trading Alvarez for Soto is a no-brainer.
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