Friday Dump: Juan Soto in San Diego

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So, you wanted to mortgage your organization’s future, huh?

Since being traded from the Nationals a month and half ago, Juan Soto’s time in San Diego has been…bad.

No other way to say it. The Padres gave up five players, including major league talent, to acquire Soto. The deal seemed to make sense contractually at the time, as he won’t be a free agent until after the 2024 season. But if things don’t get better in a hurry, it’s going to be a short two years in San Diego that might seem like a lot longer than that.

Just for some context here, Brandon Marsh, a career .247/.301/.370 guy is outperforming Soto in almost every way:

That’s pretty damning…especially the height.

Soto’s only gone deep three times, knocked in seven runs, and lead the Padres to a 18-19 record since the trade.

Don’t want to dump on the guy too much, but one more example of what a dumpster fire this trade has been:

Oof.

I’m sure this eventually will work out and Soto will get back to his old ways. There’s not a chance this will keep going on he’ll regret turning down a 15-year, $400M contract, right?

Nah, no shot.

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