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Nationals’ Juan Soto stunningly rejects record-breaking contract offer, likely to be traded, per report

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One of baseball’s best young players is likely to go elsewhere in the near future.

On Saturday, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that star Washington Nationals quarterback Juan Soto turned down a record 15-year, $440 million contract and is now likely to be traded.

This is a big departure from what the people of the Nation expected. On June 1, general manager Mike Rizzo announced that the team had no intention of buying and selling the 23-year-old and wanted to build a brand around him. But after Soto turned down a contract that exceeded the total value of the 12-year, $426.5 million contract Mike Trout signed with the Angels in 2019, things changed.

Rosenthal reports that the prevailing sentiment in Washington is that if Soto doesn’t agree to the deal, he won’t agree to any deal. Unlike previous large contracts Nationals have delivered, this offer does not include any late payments.

Soto, who made his Major League debut at the age of 19 in 2018, has been an All-Star pick for the past two seasons and made it to the All-MLB Team of the Year in 2020 and 2021, and won the Award. Silver Slugger in both seasons. He also took home the national batting title in 2020.

He’s played a bit below his usual level in 2022 as he’s currently hitting .247 balls, but he still has 19 home runs and 42 RBIs during the season. He agreed to a one-year, $17.1 million deal with Washington in March that would allow him to avoid arbitration, but he has two more years of arbitration before becoming an agent. unrestricted freedom by 2025.

The Nationals currently have the worst record in baseball at 30-62, and they may be looking to make the most of the lost season and hand over futures assets to Soto before the August 2 trading deadline. they do, a contender can knock out a game-changing player just in time to push through to the knockouts.

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