MLB Insider shares Nationals plan for Juan Soto

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The Washington Nationals have approached star outfielder Juan Soto with two contract extension offers.

The first, made months ago, was worth $350 million over 13 years.

He was rejected by Soto’s camp.

This weekend, it was revealed that they had offered the talented slugger and perennial MVP candidate $440 million over 15 years.

He was also rejected by the de Soto camp.

With two and a half seasons in team control, the clock for the Nationals (and de Soto) to extend it is ticking.

Word is that the team would like to approach Soto with a third and final extension offer.

SOURCE: The Nationals plan to make Juan Soto a better offer, which will be their last. If Soto doesn’t accept, he’ll be traded,” tweeted MLB reporter Hector Gomez.

Soto has a career line of 0.293/0.427/0.541: contact, basic ability and power, all at an elite level.

An accomplished young star

He also has 118 home runs, a World Series ring, a batting title, two Silver Slugger awards and two All-Star spots.

The key number here, however, is 23: that’s his age.

Many 23-year-olds are still trying to find their footing in Double-A and Triple-A.

Soto, meanwhile, has four seasons of elite play and a lifetime (and career) ahead of him.

Interested teams know they would acquire an infallible star.

This is why it has been said that its price could reach almost 500 million dollars.

If so, the Nats could end up trading him for a huge comeback package.

It could be the biggest trade in recent memory, and it could include several top prospects heading to the Nats.

The player wants to stay in Washington, but has no problem testing the free agent market if that’s where life (and baseball) takes him.

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