Could San Diego Padres' outfielder Juan Soto be traded twice in a calendar year?
After arriving in Southern California last summer in a trade with the Washington Nationals, the 24-year-old superstar is once again the subject of trade rumors. And our colleagues over at FanSided.com have drawn up a few hypothetical scenarios between the Padres and other suitors, which you can find here.
Let's delve into two of these proposed trades involving Juan Soto, including one the Friars should make and one they should avoid.
The San Diego Padres should make this Juan Soto trade with the New York Yankees
In this first scenario, the Padres would trade Juan Soto to the Yankees. It would look a little something like this:
Padres Trade: OF Juan Soto
Yankees Trade: Jasson Dominguez, Austin Wells, Will Warren, Estevan Florial
Two top-100 prospects in Dominguez, an outfielder, and Wells, a catcher, start this package off with a bang. Will Warren is a close to MLB-ready pitching prospect and Estevan Florial has found himself without a clear path to playing time in the Yankees' outfield mix.
Considering Soto has an extra year of control remaining beyond this season, I like this proposal a lot. It respects his talent by requiring the Yankees to send two legitimate prospects to bolster San Diego's farm system, plus two very solid depth pieces that could contribute to the Friars both now and in 2024.