The 2022 MLB Trade Deadline is quickly approaching, with just about 24 hours remaining until rosters are solidified for baseball's postseason push. A few big names have swapped uniforms including Luis Castillo and Josh Harder, but there's plenty of talent seemingly still available.
That leaves teams like the St. Louis Cardinals with options. St. Louis will look to capitalize on their current spot in the standings, trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by just 3.0 games in the NL Central and 1.0-game back in the Wild Card race.
According to MLB insider Hector Gomez, the St. Louis Cardinals are intensifying talks for the league's top trade candidate.
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That's none other than Washington Nationals superstar slugger Juan Soto.
St. Louis has already been declared a favorite to land Soto, with reports suggesting they've already offered valuable assets such as Nolan Gorman.
Gomez indicated St. Louis has been "more aggressive" of late in their offerings to Washington, although the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers are still in the running.
The minute Soto turned down his historic contract offer, he became the most prized possession on the market. A two-time All-Star, Soto has cemented himself as one of the best hitters in the game. He owns a career slash line of .291/.426/.537 across five seasons. He leads the league with 88 walks in addition to 20 home runs and 45 RBIs.
Soto is a franchise-altering acquisition, and the Cardinals should capitalize on the fact their considered favorites to land the superstar talent. For now, St. Louis holds +3500 odds to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook. Acquiring Soto would only sweeten those chances.
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