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Mets, Yankees top odds to land Juan Soto

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Jul 18, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) bats during the second round of the 2022 Home Run Derby at Dodgers Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

He’s 23, full of potential and personality, and producing at a rate equivalent to a Hall of Fame track.

Now Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto could be available via trade, and oddsmakers are pointing to the Big Apple as his most likely future landing spot.

Soto reportedly turned down a 15-year contract worth $440 million to stay with the Nationals, a decision from the Scott Boras client that sent Washington back to the drawing board.

Sportsbetting.ag outlined 14 teams with the best chance to acquire Soto, who would be a “rental” before the trade deadline that would turn the playoff race upside down.

The New York Mets and spendy owner Steve Cohen could be a soft landing for Soto with Francisco Lindor, Max Scherzer, Pete Alonso and others to take some of the attention away from his big bat.

At +400, the Mets are ahead of the right-handed power-hitting Yankees (+500), with the San Francisco Giants (+550), Los Angeles Dodgers (+600) and Toronto Blue Jays (+600) all in compelling positions.

ESPN reported that some general managers expect the St. Louis Cardinals to be heavy bidders for Soto and other top attractions at the deadline.

Sportsbetting.ag has the Cardinals at +700.

Here are the complete odds for Juan Soto’s next team from sportsbetting.ag:

New York Mets +400

New York Yankees +500

San Francisco Giants +550

Los Angeles Dodgers +600

Toronto Blue Jays +600

St. Louis Cardinals +700

Seattle Mariners +750

Boston Red Sox +900

Houston Astros +1000

Atlanta Braves +1200

Philadelphia Phillies +1200

San Diego Padres +1200

Chicago White Sox +1400

Los Angeles Angels +1400

–Field Level Media