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:
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?
The summer sports calendar can sometimes feel slow, but there’s always enough to recap the week that was in our latest edition of SSM.
The Old Course at St. Andrews, another major done Thought it was Rory’s weekend; but Cam Smith was the one Big weekend for the Aussie, and he’s a sight to see We’ll see if he can repeat in 2023
Chris Sale just can’t catch a break, hurt in his second start Since coming off the injured list, now again will depart A big investment for the Sox, so far has had no luck As far as we can read, no players or coaches struck
Juan Soto is a different case, no contract yet for him Turned down a big payday, future with the Nats is grim A bold decision to turn down $440 million bucks Whoever pays the man will have to bring one or two Brinks trucks
Hope you had LeBron James and DeMar DeRozan On your Drew League fantasy team, both played like the chosen In Saturday’s game, both filled up the stat book Can you imagine if LeBron chose him over Westbrook?