A $400 million contract is not impossible.”
Will Juan Soto (25, San Diego Padres) regret his past refusal to sign a 15-year, $440 million (approximately 595.1 billion won) contract extension from the Washington Nationals in the first half of 2022? Things are going strangely. On the 19th (Korean time), Bleacher Report selected free agent and non-FA players who could sign contracts worth more than $100 million in the future.
Soto’s contract size was expected to be 12 years and $360 million (about $48.69 million). This means that it is actually less than the amount offered a year ago. AAV is $30 million. It is slightly higher than the contract received from Washington. In fact, it is unclear whether Soto will give the OK for an amount less than $400 million.
In 162 games this season, Soto erased last year’s slump with 156 hits in 568 at-bats, 35 home runs, 132 RBIs, 97 runs, and an OPS of 0.929. He didn’t start the season well, but after the season ended, he was San Diego’s best hitter this season. There were early predictions that Soto, with an annual salary of $23 million this year, would receive an annual salary of $33 million in his final season of salary arbitration and as a reserve free agent.
He will likely part ways with San Diego, who preferred the pay cut. The plan is to reduce the payroll from $250 million to $200 million this offseason. This is the background to the prediction that Soto will end his relationship with San Diego this offseason, rather than at the trade deadline next summer.
Bleacher Report said, “Soto will receive a nine-figure contract in the near future, whether it is a new contract with San Diego, an extension via an offseason trade, or a clean start as a free agent after the 2024 season. Soto had a bad season. “San Diego is actively seeking a salary cut, and transferring Soto is a move to put the club in a better position.”메이저놀이터
The prediction that Soto will be a huge success no matter what team he plays or joins is valid. Bleacher Report said that Soto will become a free agent at the same age as Bryce Harper, who plays for the Philadelphia Phillies on a 13-year, $330 million contract, and considering that his salary has continued to increase, he did not rule out the possibility of Soto signing a $400 million contract.
As Soto rejected the Washington contract offer, it is also of interest whether he will actually sign a contract worth less than $400 million this winter. If things go that way, the player will accept it, but the variable is that his agent is Scott Boras. Regardless of Bleacher Report’s prediction, it is unclear whether Boras will readily accept the $300 million contract. If Soto goes to another team and doesn’t get $400 million, he might end up regretting not taking Washington’s contract.