MLB: Nationals would have to give Juan Soto a mega-extension of 400 million

The Washington Nationals came undone already of much of the nucleus of that team that was champion of the World Series in 2019, by getting rid in less than two years of Anthony Rendón, Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, Daniel Hudson, Yan Gomes, among others. The only one who really had the label of untouchable is the Dominican Juan Soto, who has become the face of the franchise and in the present and future of the capital team, being today one of the best players in all of MLB.

However, Juan Soto’s contractual situation will soon be out of the control of the Nationals, as at the end of the 2024 season he will become a free agent at 26 years of age and already projects to be perhaps the highest paid player of all. the times, so the capitalists will literally have to throw the house out the window if they want to tie it up before the day comes when it runs out of contract.

According to estimates by Darragh McDonald of MLB Trade Rumors, the Nationals may have to give Juan Soto a super-mega extension in excess of $ 400 million if they want him to stay, taking into account the backgrounds of other players like Fernando Tatis Jr. ., Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts and Mike Trout, who all have a superstar tag and insignia of their respective teams and who signed before reaching free agency.

The possible contract that the Nats could offer Soto would have to be long-term and would have a structure similar to Tatis Jr.’s, covering his remaining years of refereeing and then moving up in the following years, reaching until the player has more. 30-year-old, with McDonald predicting he might be able to land a 14-year contract.

The truth is that neither Tatis Jr., nor Mookie and perhaps nor Mike Trout were playing at this level at 22 years of age as Soto is already doing, being projected to be one of the best players of all time, and how it’s fair, it could go down in history as one of the highest paid.