Juan Soto may be on the move here shortly.
A ton of teams are inquiring about the Washington Nationals young slugger and trying to determine where he would fit with their ballclub.
It’s been the talk of the town.
Andrew Benintendi is off the board, but Soto still remains.
And so, Buster Olney of ESPN poses a couple of interesting questions on Twitter, asking what teams would have been willing to give up to acquire Mike Trout in 2014, Hank Aaron back in 1958, or even Ted Williams in 1941.
Olney posed these questions because that is where Soto ranks statistically at the young age of 23.
What interested teams should be asking themselves about Juan Soto pursuit:
What would we have been willing to give up to get Henry Aaron in 1958?
Willie Mays in 1955?
Ted Williams in 1941?
Trout in 2014?
Because that’s the kind of statistical neighborhood Soto inhabits at Age 23
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 27, 2022
What Will It Take?
Soto is the talk of the trade deadline, and it remains to be seen where he will ultimately end up.
If a team wants him, they’re going to have to pay up with a ton of top prospects, maybe even some talent off of the Major League roster.
What about the San Diego Padres?
What would they be willing to give up in order to land one of the top young stars in the game today?
Soto already ranks among some of the greatest players in the history of the game.
That’s why he’s so highly coveted by so many teams.
That’s why it’s going to take a boatload of talent for a team to acquire him.
These next few days leading up to the deadline are going to be very interesting and very important.