Soto has been traded to the San Diego Padres along with Josh Bell.
And thus, the fire sale begins for the Nationals.
Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic took to Twitter to give Nationals fans a harsh reality check, listing all the players they’ve had and ultimately lost in just a few short years.
Can’t get over the Nationals having:
All gone in a matter of a few years.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) August 2, 2022
A Nationals Exodus
This is crazy.
The Nationals had a stacked ballclub not that long ago.
But now, here they are, having traded away their franchise guy in Soto.
Bell too is gone.
All of those guys are gone now.
It’s crazy how things can change in just a few short years.
Everybody the Nationals had on that team is now with another team.
They’ve all departed Washington in that order too.
This means that it’s going to be a long time before the Nationals contend again.
They really have lost a whole lot of players, and high caliber players at that.
The Nationals on the other hand, will have nothing.
There’s plenty of time left until the trade deadline though, and we’ll see what else happens.