The original offer the Nationals had put worth was for 13 years and $350 million.
That’s a pretty big deal with a huge sum of money involved.
But reports from Hector Gomez indicate that another offer is on the table.
Gomez reports on Twitter that this most recent offer that the Nationals have put forth is still worth 13 years, but the amount of money is up by $75 million.
That would ultimately bring the total amount of money for the proposed contract to $425 million, as Gomez reports.
SOURCE: Talks are intensifying between the #Nationals and Juan Soto regarding a second offer from the team to the star for a 13-years, $425 million extension, which will increase the initial $350 million offer by $75 million.@z101digital @ZDeportes
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) June 30, 2022
New Deal In The Works?
The Nationals are doing all they can to try and find a way to keep Soto around.
On paper, the Nationals are not a good team and have not played good baseball this year.
But the Nationals appear to be prepared to throw in a large amount of money in an attempt to keep their slugger around.
They just need to make sure they try and build around him.
That’s ultimately going to be a key factor in Soto’s decision to stay in Washington.
Having good players around him will help make him want to stay and give him hope that there’s a plan to build a good team in DC.
That’s what he should want more than anything.
But a $425 million deal would be a good way to convince him to stay.
That’s a pretty significant amount of money for a contract, even one worth 13 years.
We’ll see if the two sides can reach an agreement soon.