The NL Giants rival is seen as the potential leader

Report: Premier League giants rival seen as favorites to land on Soto Originally appeared NBC Sports Bayara

The Juan Soto The lottery is in full swing and although the race for his services hasn’t fully accelerated, it looks as if the Giants are already playing catch-up.

After he was said to have turned down a massive 15-year offer of $440 million from Washington citizens, the teams were calling them to find out what Soto would carry them. As expected, the asking price is very high, with Nats Desire for a mixture of 4-5 players With low service time and high prospects for generational talents.

While the Giants are in a position to give the Nationals some of what they’re looking for, one NL competitor appears to have led the race: St. Louis Cardinals.

John Hyman and Joel Sherman of the New York Post report that the Cardinals, with their mix of stunning prospects and serviceable young talent already on the league’s big roster, are apparently ahead of the 23-year-old Soto.

“The Cardinals line up for what the citizens want – not just prospects, but the really controllable young players in the big business,” the duo wrote.

Outfielders Dylan Carlson (23), Harrison Bader (28), Tyler O’Neal (27) with hackers Nolan Gorman (22) and Brendan Donovan (25) are some of the little bits already in the majors that natives might want to have in a bargain.

The Cardinals also have a host of prospects that the Citizens can insist include in the trade: third baseman Jordan Walker (20), Mason Wayne (20), and bowler Matthew Liberator (22), with the latter already having some major league experience.

Apart from the cardinals, the San Diego PadresAnd the Los Angeles DodgersAnd the New York YankeesAnd the New York MetsAnd the Seattle Mariners Are the other teams known to compete for Soto, for Heyman and Sherman.

In the meantime, the Giants appear to be an outsider in the Soto sweepstakes. While they have talented young players in Logan WebMarco Luciano, Luis Matos, Heliot Ramos, Kyle Harrison, and Will Bednar, there Relatively low chance The Giants will pull the trigger for Soto.

This makes sense considering what kind of A virtual trade for the young star Stripping the giant farm system. While landing Soto would be a huge boost for the Giants, sometimes the best moves are the ones that aren’t made.

Related: Recent MLB Hot Deals Show Juan Soto’s Market Cap

Whichever team gets relegated, Sotos hope they can surround enough pieces to compete in the short term as he becomes a free agent in 2025.

If not, it could be a long rebuilding process.

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