Which MLB teams still have a chance to acquire Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals?
The trade deadline for Major League Baseball is coming up in a couple of days, and Juan Soto wants to know what his fate in the league will be.
The deadline for trades in the Major Leagues is August 3 at 6 p.m. ET, and Juan Soto, outfielder of the Washington Nationals, wants an end to the uncertainty surrounding his future in MLB.
Following the Nats’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, Soto declared to MLB Network’s Jessica Camerato that he just wants to know what will happen to his fate as soon as possible .
“I just want to get over it with and see what’s going to happen. I mean, go over that day and start over here or wherever I’m at,” the Dominican said.
Soto trade rumors: Three teams left in the running
Latest reports indicate that the field has narrowed down for the franchises wishing to acquire one of MLB’s best hitters, with only three teams left bidding for the 23-year-old’s talents.
According to MLB analyst Jim Bowden, Soto could end up with the Cardinals, the San Diego Padres, or the Los Angeles Dodgers, in exchange for what could turn out to be the largest package in Major League history.
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Soto to do his best while with the Nationals
Soto had earlier turned down a 15-year extension worth $440 million from the Nationals, which would have been the biggest contract in league history. Amid the buzz of his possible trade to various teams, he stated that he will keep being a professional and do his job well for the Washington franchise.
“Just see the jersey you’re wearing. You’re wearing the Nationals jersey, you’re here and right now, I’m here and I am a National. So I just go out there as a professional, as a National, and I just play for them as hard as I can”, Soto said.
The Nats will play a three-game series against the Mets at Nationals Park with the last game kicking off two hours before the trade deadline.