How Much Does Juan Soto Want Before He Signs a New Contract?
The day before Juan Soto was scheduled to meet with reporters at Dodger Stadium in advance of the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, he took out his cellphone and made a call. The game was scheduled to take place the next day.
After a few moments, his agent, Scott Boras, came into view while he was still talking on the phone. Boras, who was accompanied by a number of aides, stood a few feet away from Soto as the latter fielded queries, the majority of which concerned his next career.
One of the most prominent players in all of baseball, Soto is currently 23 years old and plays outfield for the Washington Nationals. He has appeared in the All-Star game twice.
He was victorious in the World Series in 2019 and the National Batting Title in 2020. He has played for five seasons and has amassed 118 home runs while maintaining a slugging percentage of.968.
According to FanGraphs, just seven players have earned more wins above replacement since he started his professional career in 2018. His rookie year was in 2018.
The Nationals have made several attempts, although none of them have been successful, to extend Soto’s current deal by a significant amount of time.
The most recent offering, a 15-year extension worth $440 million, which would have been the richest contract in the history of Major League Baseball, was turned down.
As a consequence of this, rumors started circulating on Saturday that the Nationals would be open to trading Soto, who won’t be eligible for free agency until 2025.