Leaders chose SD and LAD as their destinations for Soto
Juan Soto (24) of the Washington Nationals is heating up the trade market.
With more than seven teams reportedly proposing trade negotiations to Washington, attention is being paid to whether the trade will be made by August 3 (Korea Standard Time), the deadline for Non-Waver. The team that takes Soto can maintain its right to hold for about two years and four months until the end of 2024, when he becomes an FA. This is why it is an attractive sale.
Then, what do major league leaders expect of Soto’s destination? MLB.com surveyed 17 heads of both leagues on the 25th.
When asked to pick three clubs that are likely to recruit Soto, they chose the San Diego Padres and the LA Dodgers the most. It attracts extraordinary attention in that it is the opinion of experts who lead the field.
A total of 13 teams were mentioned. San Diego had eight votes and the Dodgers seven, and the St. Louis Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, and New York Yankees were mentioned three times side by side, followed by the San Francisco Giants with two votes, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Chicago Cubs, the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox.
“Whichever team we go to, Soto will be in the centerline. We have to figure out who needs him the most. In other words, it is not just the rich big market clubs that are interested because they can hold it for more than two years until they become FA.
It is somewhat surprising that the Yankees only got three votes. This is because Aaron Judge is likely to leave after qualifying for the FA after this season. MLB.com said, “If Soto is in the arms of the Yankees, the tiger will snap its wings. It can be seen as a trade in preparation for Jersey’s departure as an FA this winter, he said, “If you sign a long-term contract with Jersey, the Yankees can have all the Jersey, Soto, and Giancarlo Stanton sets from 2023 to 2024.
“It’s a big deal to go to the Yankees because we have full-time control over Soto for two years. “If you have Soto for two years and renew your contract with Jersey, it will be a scary batting line,” he said. “I’m not sure if the Yankees have young prospects that Washington can accept, but it’s a huge destination for Soto.”
As for the timing of the trade, eight people said it was before August 3, while three predicted the upcoming offseason and two predicted after the sale of the Washington club was completed. Another two expected the new club to renew its contract with Soto.
“I don’t think the trade market for Soto will be active. This is because it is not clear whether the club will be sold or not. This is a big issue to be decided at the owner’s level,” he said with a different expectation 안전공원
Another head of the National League said, “I expect Washington to proudly demand an all-time package that includes top prospects. They should be the best players in their heyday. It will be higher than any package that remains in my memory.” It’s an opinion of a group of prospects Washington will receive in exchange for giving up Soto