St. Louis Cardinals: Predicting a potential Juan Soto trade
The St. Louis Cardinals are heavily rumored to be frontrunners for Juan Soto, here is what our writers think will end up happening.
The St. Louis Cardinals find themselves in the thick of the biggest story in recent memory: the Juan Soto sweepstakes.
After St. Louis was named by multiple different national outlets as the frontrunners for Soto, Cardinals fans have been voicing their opinions all over social media about whether or not Soto should be traded for, and if so, at what cost. As you could imagine, that conversation has been brewing amongst our writers here at Redbird Rants as well.
We asked some of our writers to make a prediction on what they believe will happen with this Soto trade. You’ll find some who believe a deal will go down, and all sorts of different packages with that, and some who do not believe Soto will end up being a Cardinal.
Soto is a generational talent who is putting up numbers that only Ted Williams has replicated in MLB history. The chance to add an almost surefire Hall of Fame bat as just age 23 is alluring, but will come at a great cost for any club who is interested.
As of July 25th, although there are strong rumors and links pointing to a deal, it is still speculation until a deal is made or the deadline passes.
Here are the different trade packages (or no deal predictions) that our writers have put together over the last few days. For context, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals are asking for four to five top young players, some combination of prospects and major leaguers with low service time. Based on this asking price, our writers complied their packages or passed on a Soto deal.