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What the Yankees, Mets refuse to do in Juan Soto’s lotteries

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It was previously reported that the Nationals may be willing to accept a package with more leads, especially if the acquiring team is willing to take on a “bad” contract for 23-year-old prodigy Juan Soto. The seeming interest in the prospects of the current pennant race leads people to believe that Soto has a good chance of being played now.

That could mean the Yankees will want a package starting with Anthony Wolpe, Oswald Peraza and Jason Dominguez. And from the Mets is a package starting with Francisco Alvarez, Brett Batey and Ronnie Mauricio.

So far, there is no confirmation on any exact request. But as to whether the Mets or the Yankees will give up their top three prospects and more, people on both teams answered the same: no.

Unsurprisingly, the Nats may choose to opt out of a bloated contract with possibly Patrick Corbin, who has two years left on his six-year, $140 million contract. Interest in prospects will open the field to include more rival teams, while a preference to include an overpriced veteran could exclude some teams with a smaller market – a team taking Soto plus Corbin will add $40 million.

Juan Soto during the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Juan Soto during the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday.
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Since NAT said six weeks ago that Soto was not going anywhere, and since history tells us that no 23-year-old star of this magnitude has ever been sold (maybe Miguel Cabrera? Or maybe Babe Ruth was the closest, he was sold one month before 25; they reportedly regret it in Boston), skepticism reigned over Soto’s availability. However, leaders who have spoken to NAT do believe that Washington is sincere in Soto’s trade talks.

While it’s very risky to turn in a 23-year-old who is on the path to becoming an all-time great, it looks like the Nats have a couple of years ahead of him to recover, and at least the existing property – the team is also for sale – should be convinced that they can’t lock him up. Agent Scott Boras said the record $440 million offer over 15 years was “not eligible” on The Post’s “The Show” podcast due to the annual average cost of $29.3 million, which is significantly lower. $43.3 million by Max Scherzer and others.

However, there remain a few main reasons to think that trading with Soto will be difficult, and one of them is that the current owners of the Nats are said to have heard from some potential owners that they would rather buy a team with Soto – the team’s biggest asset is still on it. One unnamed budding owner said exactly that, that he wants to try to keep Soto, and short of that, at least trade him for what he wants.

The Yankees, Mets, Dodgers, Padres, and Rangers are among the other teams that make sense – if he’s actually surrendered.

Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe during an MLB futures game on July 16, 2022.
Yankees prospect Anthony Volpe during an MLB futures game on July 16, 2022.
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Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez during an MLB futures game on July 16, 2022.
Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez during an MLB futures game on July 16, 2022.
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Here are some thoughts on possible landing sites:

one. Padres: They’ve grown into a bigger market and draw big crowds even though their payroll is already there. They have perspective. Robert Hassell III looks like a star.

2. Dodgers: Handled the Nuts well on deadline last year and they have more prospects left.

3. Cardinals: They are in a very good financial position. Matthew Liberatore, Nolan Gorman, Jordan Walker and others will be of interest to the Nats.

four. Rangers: Now a big player.

5. Sailors: There are prospects and I like doing business.

6. Astros: Although they didn’t make a big deal with the monsters, they could afford it.

7. Yankees: They certainly have the money, but it’s going to be an interesting dynamic as they already have one superstar right fielder (two if you include Giancarlo Stanton).

eight. Mets: As a division contender, probably far away. The Mets can just wait and sign him in 2.5 years.

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