Everything indicates that the Dodgers will be the team that retains the services of Juan Soto, after offering a whole combo of players to the Washington Nationals. The Los Angeles club is willing to exchange several players for the US capital team. An offer that would be difficult to refuse, so the deal is almost done.
This Tuesday, August 2 is the limit for the transfer to take place. Dodgers would get away with it in the MLB. The offer would include infielder Gavin Lux and pitcher Dustin May. In addition to prospects like Bobby Miller (pitcher), Michael Busch (infielder), Andy Pages (outfielder) and third baseman Miguel Vargas.
Soto is not in his best season. But he is still one of the top hitters; he even went to the All-Star Game and won the HR Derby. The Dodgers want him because he is a left-handed hitter who could make up for what Cody Bellinger stopped doing in recent years, coupled with the fact that Max Muncy has not responded either.
Soto, 23, is a one-time winner of a National League Batting Title. He is also a 2-time All-Star and World Series Champion in 2019. He also has 2 silver bats and champion of a home run competition. Therefore he is considered one of the best hitters in MLB today.
In addition to the Dodgers
So far, the teams most interested in getting Soto’s services are the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres, in a first line. Likewise, the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals are also on the list.
Until this Monday it was Washington’s opportunity to make a final offer to Juan Soto. But if the Dominican already rejected Washington’s multimillion-dollar contract renewal offer for $440 million dollars; the only way the Nationals will keep Soto is by offering the biggest contract ever seen in MLB history. A bond for 15 seasons with a salary of no less than $500 million dollars.