San Diego Padres: Juan Soto celebrates one-year anniversary with power display
It was one year ago when the Padres made a blockbuster deal to acquire Juan Soto and Josh Bell from the Washington Nationals. While in Denver, Soto celebrated the anniversary of that massive trade by showcasing his massive power abilities.
On Wednesday, Soto hit his third home run in two days with a 449-foot, two-run blast that nearly made it to the third deck at Coors Field. With that shot, Soto now has eight home runs and 23 RBI in 19 games since the All-Star Break.
"Since day one, they made me feel like I'm home," Soto said about the trade to San Diego. "I feel good right here. It's a really fun ride. I've enjoyed every moment and the ups and downs. Right now, it's good to know that I'm still here."
Yes, there were plenty of questions about if Soto would survive the trade deadline, but A.J. Preller and company kept Soto, Blake Snell and Josh Hader together for a postseason run. With Soto under team control through next season, now the question becomes how will that San Diego will be home for Soto.