The Washington Nationals are now reportedly ready to trade star player Juan Soto after he refused to sign a monster 15-year, $440 million contract.
< p>MLB Network reporter Jon Heyman reported Saturday that the “Nats” could complete a trade at the earliest, before Soto becomes a free agent at the end of the 2024 season. would act as the third offer refused by the 23-year-old athlete in recent months.
Also according to Heyman, the amount of money and the uncertainties related to a possible sale of the team would be part of reasons for the Dominican's refusal.
If he had accepted this contract, Soto would have broken the record for the most lucrative agreement in history, which is currently held by the pact of 12 years and $426 million offered to Mike Trout by the Los Angeles Angels in 2019.
Whoever was invited to the all-star game for a two th time has somewhat redeemed its difficult start to the 2022 season. With the Nationals showing the worst performance in major league baseball, Soto drove in 42 runs and hit 19 homers, in addition to posting a .247 batting average. He is also the player with the most bases on walks this season, with 79 in 89 games.