The Soto Sweepstakes

07/25/2022 The Soto Sweepstakes

By: Jeff Yoder

Where Will Juan Soto Land After Nationals Star Declines Contract Extension

It’s been 10 days since Juan Soto rejected the Nationals’ $440 million contract extension, and that means one of the biggest stars in the game is on the trade block with a week before the deadline. Teams in win-now mode could swing a deal for the 23-year-old. He has two years left before hitting free agency, and the Nationals (32-65) are wasting his talent. A cash-rich team could nab Soto and quickly give him the deal he desires for the long haul, or a contender could take advantage of the two-year rental. Here are the top teams listed as potential destinations for the two-time All-Star.


Top Destinations for Juan Soto

1. Padres

2. Dodgers

3. Yankees

4. Cardinals

5. Mets


Read: What’s Next for Juan Soto? Potential Landing Spots


MLB Quick-Hitters


Dodgers Win 8th StraightThe Dodgers completed a weekend sweep against the division rival Giants to extend their win streak to eight games. L.A. is now 64-30 atop the National League.


Blue Jays Reach 6 in a RowToronto trounced the Red Sox in a weekend series to push their win streak to six straight games as they leapt Boston and Tampa Bay in the AL East.


Goldschmidt Goes OffThe biggest bat of the weekend belonged to Paul Goldschmidt (2 HRs, 3 RBIs) in the Cardinals’ loss to the Reds (6-3).


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