The New York Mets and New York Yankees don’t look like they will lead any of the upcoming MLB rumors about a Juan Soto trade with a firm stance on what they’re willing to pay.
MLB rumors over the last week have been headlined and B-sided by the potential sale of Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals to the highest bidder. It may cause the trade deadline action to shift in a way no one saw coming.
The New York Mets and New York Yankees are both potential landing spots for Soto. However, recent MLB rumors point out that each club has a firm stance as to how much they would be willing to give up.
The Nationals would reportedly want the top three prospects from each organization and maybe more. This would mean the Mets send them Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, and Ronny Mauricio. The cost for the Yankees would be Anthony Volpe, Oswald Peraza, and Jasson Dominguez.
MLB rumors: Mets, Yankees don’t seem eager to deflate their farm system for a Juan Soto trade
That’s a lot of good prospects the Nationals are looking to get back. It’s to be expected. Acquiring Soto would be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win now and in the future. Both clubs have to figure at least one of their top three prospects won’t amount to very much.
They aren’t just good prospects within their organizations either. Alvarez is the second best in baseball with Baty ranked 20th and Mauricio at 52nd. Volpe is the 8th best with Peraza coming in at number 38 and Dominguez sitting at 39.
In the case of the Mets, the Nationals would also be looking to move Soto within their own division. Those are the kinds of trades you cannot lose outright. A general manager needs to get as much back as humanely possible.
And while the Yankees play in the American League, the Nationals aren’t about to do them any favors either.
Every baseball fan has been on edge since Soto’s most recent extension rejection from the Nationals. MLB rumors about what it will cost to land him continue a week later. The Mets and Yankees seem unwilling to pay the mortgage to land him. Will anyone else step up?