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Padres Rumors: Insider Proposes Multi-Prospect Trade to Send Juan Soto to New York Yankees

This would certainly be an interesting move.

With the news that the Padres will be retaining manager Bob Melvin for the 2024 season, San Diego can now move on to other matters. One of the biggest storylines for the San Diego Padres this offseason is what the team is going to do with star outfielder Juan Soto. There has been a ton of buzz about them moving him this winter, but it remains to be seen if they actually trade him away.

Soto is entering the final year of his contract, and San Diego could look to get some value back to their organization by moving him. There is a belief that the team isn’t interested in signing him to a long-term deal, so it would make sense to trade him this winter while his value is at its highest.

If the Friars do put Soto on the trade block, there would be no shortage of teams lining up to acquire him. He is still one of the best players in the game and could help a contending team in need of a final piece to get over the hump.

Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report put together some trade packages for the offseason, and one of them has San Diego sending Soto to the Bronx to put on the famous pinstripes.

“Trade Proposal: New York Yankees get LF Juan Soto; San Diego Padres get OF Spencer Jones and RHP Chase Hampton.

"The Padres probably won't recoup what they originally gave up to get Soto in 2022, but they'll have a strong hand by way of the open market's dearth of bats. This would see them parlay that hand into two prospects on's top 100 list, headlined by the 6'6", 235-pound Jones.”

Per Zachary D. Rymer of Bleacher Report

Sending Soto to the Yankees would be an interesting move and one that would see him team up with star Aaron Judge. The Padres won’t get the same return as what they paid for Soto, but they can still replenish the farm system a little bit.

Moving on from Soto would leave a big hole in the San Diego lineup that they would need to fill. But the Padres have never shied away from splashy moves, so if they do move Soto, rest assured that they will have something else up their sleeve.