Here's What the Mets Could Offer in a Juan Soto Trade
Over the last week, a large portion of MLB trade rumors has focused on superstar Juan Soto after rejecting a $440 million megadeal from the Washington Nationals. Unsurprisingly, this has led to many clubs calling the Nationals about his availability, with the New York Mets being one potential team in the hunt.
MLB.com has taken a look at several potential Soto trade proposals, including one from Mets insider Pat James. Any deal for the 23-year-old is going to take a lot of pieces, which is why James has five players heading to the nation's capital in his proposal.
Mets Trade Rumors
James' theorized trade has a lot of noteworthy pieces going to the Nationals for Soto, including the following MLB top-100 prospects: Francisco Alvarez (No. 2), Brett Baty (No. 20), Ronny Mauricio (No. 52) and Alex Ramirez (No. 87). He also has New York trading away MLB left-handed pitcher David Peterson.
Out of the above pieces, there's no question that Alvarez is the biggest name of the bunch. The 20-year-old Venezuelan opened the year as the MLB's No. 10-ranked prospect, so it's clear that his play this season has only boosted his stock.
Alvarez opened the year strong with Double-A Binghamton, tallying 18 home runs and 47 RBIs while batting .277 in 67 games. Unfortunately, the same success hasn't followed him since his Triple-A call-up. Nevertheless, he's more than talented enough to turn things around and has more than enough time to do so at the age of 20.
It'd hurt some Mets fans to see all of those prospects traded away, but it's worth it to bring in a game-changer like Soto. He's the type of player that can solidify a club as World Series contenders and that's what the club needs to end its 36-year title drought.
Mets World Series Odds
The Mets are already one of the top championship favorites in 2022, but Soto could take them to another level. For now, New York has +800 odds (No. 4) to win the upcoming World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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