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MLB trade deadline 2022 live tracker: Latest on Juan Soto trade, rumors and analysis

August 2, 2022 at 1:15 PM WBS

Soto deal would bring serious value to Nationals’ farm

Last summer, the Nationals deluded themselves into thinking they could “reboot” — not “rebuild” — their systems quickly.

But the infusion of the 12 prospects they got at the 2021 deadline inspired little confidence from other scouts. The farm still earned poor ratings; The Athletic‘s Keith Law ranked it 27th heading into 2022.

If the Juan Soto deal goes through as expected, the Nationals’ haul would slingshot the farm into the top 10, according to FanGraphs.

Mary Torres·

Staff Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 1:07 PM WBS

Still quiet in Toronto

Here are a few names of potential fits for the Blue Jays.

kaitlyn mcgrath

kaitlyn mcgrath·

Staff Writer, Blue Jays

August 2, 2022 at 12:54 PM WBS

Soto deal DOES NOT hinge on Hosmer

The Nationals-Padres deal DOES NOT hinge on Hosmer being a part of it.

The deal is done regardless…according to sources directly involved.

Jim Bowden

Jim Bowden·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 12:44 PM WBS

Can you imagine being Hosmer right now?

Accept the trade and you leave a contend to go play in a very un-fun situation.

Reject it, and you play for a franchise that resents you for doing so and also it becomes a huge part of your legacy.

That sucks, man.

Levi Weaver

Levi Weaver·

Staff Writer, Rangers

August 2, 2022 at 12:24 PM WBS

It all comes down to Hosmer

Soto deal will not be official until Eric Hosmer agrees to waive his no-trade stipulation to the Nationals.

To this point he has not, according to a source. Negotiations almost certainly taking place.

Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 12:20 PM WBS

Can’t get over Nationals having:

Bryce Harper

Anthony Rendon

Max Scherzer

Trea Turner

John Soto

All gone in a matter of a few years.

Fabian Ardaya

Fabian Ardaya·

Staff Writer, Dodgers

August 2, 2022 at 12:17 PM WBS

Cardinals still on the hunt with Soto off the block

Katie Woo

Katie Woo·

Staff Writer, Cardinals

August 2, 2022 at 12:13 PM WBS

Parents really, really wanted Soto

The Padres really, really wanted Juan Soto. Everyone already knew that. But they also had been interested in adding Josh Bell, a rental first baseman with pop in his bat.

To land both, they have agreed in principle to surrender their most coveted young players, including 6-foot-7 center-field prospect James Wood, whom some officials view as a future star.

With Bell headed to San Diego, Eric Hosmer is on his way out. The question is where.

The Nationals are on their 10-team no-trade list.

Dennis Lin

Dennis Lin·

Staff Writer, Parents

August 2, 2022 at 12:12 PM WBS

All eyes on Hosmer

Enormous pressure on Hosmer to approve deal, and he might get something more out of it beyond the three-year, $39 million he is owed from 2023 to 2025.

Hosmer, Soto, Bell all represented by Scott Boras, as are Gore and Wood.

Players generally need to be compensated to waive no-trade protection.

Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 12:07 PM WBS

More about James Wood

Some Padres officials saw James Wood, now a Washington National, as their No. 1 prospect.

Dennis Lin

Dennis Lin·

Staff Writer, Parents

August 2, 2022 at 12:05 PM WBS

Hosmer must give consent to be included in deal to Nationals

The Nationals are on Eric Hosmer’s 10-team no-trade list.

He would have to give his consent to be in a deal with Washington.

Dennis Lin

Dennis Lin·

Staff Writer, Parents

August 2, 2022 at 12:02 PM WBS

Historic return for Soto

The Nationals get the biggest haul of any trade in MLB history.

Jim Bowden

Jim Bowden·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 11:57 AM WBS

Soto’s last hit as a National was a homer

Stephen J Nesbitt

Stephen J Nesbitt·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 11:56 AM WBS

Juan Soto, Josh Bell headed to Padres: Source

The Nationals are trading star outfielder Juan Soto and Josh Bell to the San Diego Padres for MacKenzie Gore, CJ Abrams, Robert Hassell and James Wood, sources confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday.

Soto, 23, has been the talk of the baseball universe since The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal reported three days before the All-Star Game that the Nationals would explore trade scenarios involving their star after he rejected a 15-year, $440-million contract.

Ken Rosenthal

Ken Rosenthal·

Senior Writer, MLB

GO FURTHER

Nationals have deal in place to trade Juan Soto to Padres: Sources

August 2, 2022 at 11:51 AM WBS

Josh Bell to be included in Soto deal: Source

Josh Bell is also involved in the Juan Soto deal to the Padres, a source told The Athletic.

Mary Torres

Mary Torres·

Staff Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 11:48 AM WBS

Soto-Padres deal not officially done

Jim Bowden

Jim Bowden·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 11:41 AM WBS

Where Cardinals stand heading into the final hours

St. Louis shored up a need for starting pitching Monday evening when they acquired left-handed starter José Quintana and right-handed reliever Chris Stratton for Johan Oviedo and corner infield prospect Malcolm Nuñez.

With the Juan Soto sweepstakes picking up steam — and the Padres perceived to be the clear front runners — the Cardinals are still looking to add a bat and pursue catching depth.

They aren’t completely out on Soto, per say, but will need to pivot should San Diego land the superstar.

Katie Woo

Katie Woo·

Staff Writer, Cardinals

August 2, 2022 at 11:28 AM WBS

Strong momentum on Soto-Padres deal

There is strong momentum for a Juan Soto to San Diego Padres deal.

They are not at finish line yet but are getting close according to sources involved in the negotiations. However, as we learned last year with the Scherzer/Turner trade things can change in a heart beat.

Patience.

Jim Bowden

Jim Bowden·

Senior Writer, MLB

August 2, 2022 at 11:26 AM WBS

Background on Povich, Nuñez, Canó

  • Cade Povich, 22, is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound lefty that was selected in last year’s third round out of the University of Nebraska. Keith Law rated hm as Minnesota’s 14th best prospect to begin the year (MLB Pipeline ranked him 22nd) and suggests if he fills out a little more and increases his velocity a tick above his 91-94, range, he could be a No. 4 starter.
  • Juan Nuñez, 21, is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound right-hander from the Dominican Republic, who made his US debut in the Florida Complex League this year. He has allowed 27 hits and 10 walks while striking out 47 batters in 29 2/3 innings. Seven of his eight games of him were starts. He was unranked by Law and MLB Pipeline.
  • Yennier Canó, 28, is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound, right-handed reliever from Cuba who debuted with the Twins on May 11. As a big leaguer, he allowed 17 hits and 11 walks while striking out 14 batters in 13 2/3 innings. He posted a 9.22 ERA in 10 games for the Twins, but had a 1.90 ERA and three saves in 20 games at Triple-A this year. The Twins signed the hard-thrower as an international free agent in 2019 to a $750,000 bonus.
dan connolly

dan connolly·

Senior Writer, Baltimore

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