MLB Rumors: Nationals Made Another Massive Juan Soto Extension Offer

While Aaron Judge isn't interested in discussing an extension during the season, Washington Nationals superstar Juan Soto has no such qualms.

"They can contact (agent Scott Boras) every day if they want," Soto told Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post.

And apparently they have been in contact, with word late in the week of another massive extension offer that came in the spring to keep Soto in D.C. for a very long time. But as with the reported 13-year, $350M offer they made before the lockout, there's no traction at the moment. The latest offer was said to be well north of the $350M.

As for signing long-term with the Nationals or testing free agency when he's eligible in 2024, Soto seems torn. Everybody wants to go to free agency and see how the market is going to be for them. But for me, I really don’t know if I want to go there or if I want to stay here. I feel really good here. We’ll see what’s going to happen. For me, right now, the plan that we always have is go year by year. But you don’t know what the future has for you.

He's happy to let his agent talk with the Washington front office about an extension ("Yes, why not?" Soto says), but he'll stay far away from that, keeping his focus on the game. 

For now, the 23-year-old is focused on improving his numbers, which are all down from his career norms, with a .226 average, a .378 on-base and an .827 OPS. He's still hitting for power, however, with 15 home runs and 16 doubles. 

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