Juan Soto trade rumours: Three teams bidding for national star as deadline approaches

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The 2022 MLB trade deadline is this coming Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET and it is believed that three teams are bidding for the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto, According to Jim Bowden of CBS Sports Headquarters, Three teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. St. Louis is said to offer the most talent from its MLB roster.

Soto, who is only 23 years old, Recently rejected a 15-year extension worth $440 million at some point, motivating citizens to entertain business offers. The $440 million guaranteed would have been the richest contract in baseball history, although the average annual value of $19.3 million would be only the 20th highest ever. These days elite players are getting $35-plus-million per year.

A Soto trade may also involve Patrick Corbin and his valuable contracts., Corbyn is owed about $70 million by 2024. Getting a fair price for Soto in terms of talent will be difficult, if not impossible. Landing Corbyn’s contract would be another way for Washington to extract value in the business. Here’s a look at the seven teams that are best positioned to be the current NL MVP runners-up,

The Seattle Mariners were said to be in the mix with Soto, Although he used several top prospects to acquire Luis Castillo earlier this weekend, possibly putting them out of the race. The New York Yankees have only been in the confines of the Soto chase, and His recent Andrew Benintendi addition Minimizes the need for a second outfielder.

Players as good and young as Soto rarely trade, although there is a recent example: Miguel Cabrera. The then-Florida Marlins traded Cabrera, then 24 and two years away from free agency, to the Detroit Tigers for a package of prospects including Andrew Miller and Cameron Mabin. They were considered two of the 10-15 best prospects in baseball at the time.

In what could be considered a down season, Soto came on Sunday at .246/.404/.479 with 20 home runs and 61 strikeouts with an MLB-leading 87. Only 45.4 per cent of the pitches bowled to Soto this season have been in the strike zone. Judging by the lineup around him, the opposing pitchers have no reason to challenge him.

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