Trade rumors about Juan Soto are clearly weighing on the Nationals superstar
Juan Soto can’t wait for the MLB trade deadline to pass so he can get a better idea of what his future holds.
The headliner of the MLB trade deadline is Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto. After turning down a $440 million, 15-year contract offer, the Nationals began accepting offers from interested teams but let them know they’re asking a heavy price to willingly move the 23-year-old outfielder. But as the Aug. 2 deadline nears, it remains to be seen if a team will be ready to give the Nationals what they’re asking for.
After Washington’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 31, Soto said he couldn’t wait for the trade deadline to get a better picture of his future.
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The nationals are Reportedly looking for four to five young players in a deal for Soto. That number of players is a combination of top prospects and big leagues with little service time.
General Manager Mike Rizzo revealed that the Nationals were there in a radio interview with 106.7 The Fan in Washington DC not looking to add a bad contract to a Soto trade that would “dilute” the return. That rules out previous reports that pitcher Patrick Corbin’s contract could be included in a deal.
On July 31st The three teams remain in trade talks with the Nationals for Soto are the St. Louis Cardinals, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
There is no rush for the Nationals to move away from Soto as he is under contract with the team until the end of the 2024 season.
This season, Soto is posting .243/.403/.475 while recording 20 home runs, 45 RBI, 60 runs made and 83 hits in 100 games.
Soto, much like the rest of the Nationals fans, just wants the trade deadline to see if he will play home games in Washington DC or elsewhere for the remainder of the season.
https://fansided.com/2022/07/31/juan-soto-trade-rumors-taking-toll-nationals-superstar/ Trade rumors about Juan Soto are clearly weighing on the Nationals superstar