As you probably know, Juan Soto is getting a lot of talk these days.
After all, he hasn’t exactly delivered the goods since arriving in San Diego, which opens the door to speculation.
What you need to know is that there are two things to remember in the file. First, everyone is of the opinion, with hindsight, that he should have said yes to the $440 million offer from the Nationals.
Afterwards? We are of the opinion that if he did it, it is because he wants to become a free agent at all costs. He is a client of Scott Boras, after all.
I don’t know if he will still have such a nice amount on his table in a few years (after the 2024 season, in fact), but by then he will have to earn it.
We will see if it will be exchanged by then.
But in fact, a club that would get him this summer, next winter or next summer would do so knowing full well that they want to be a free agent.
And looking to 2025, maybe the Phillies are in a good position to sign him.
After all, Bryce Harper (whom the Nationals let go to make room for…Soto), Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber have played with him in the past.
Batting coach Kevin Long knows him too.
Philly is in the East and the club plays in a division that Soto knows well. This means that it could be attractive for the Dominican player.
But above all, the club is ready to put money on the table.
It’s still early days, but with Bryce Harper (who will surely return to right field one day), Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos, it’s starting to get square-footed right fielder.
But made there, it works out, doesn’t it?
- Kevin Gausman doesn’t know if he’ll be able to pitch against the Padres.
- Jordan Romano is day to day.
- 300 home runs for Manny Machado.