MLB Rumors: Juan Soto Trade Is Imminent; Favorite Is Clear

According to numerous reports, a trade of Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres is imminent. Not final yet, but "there is strong momentum" to that end.

The problem, of course, is memories of last year, when the Padres thought they had a deal for Max Scherzer at the deadline, when the Los Angeles Dodgers swooped in and stole Scherzer (and Trea Turner!) at the last minute. 

But according to Jim Bowden, "there is no doubt of the momentum and optimism on both sides" of a Soto deal to San Diego.

The St. Louis Cardinals have been in the bidding, but as of Tuesday morning, have not included a piece the Washington Nationals have insisted on.

23-year-old outfielder Dylan Carlson, in his 3rd season with the Cards, is the final piece the Nats were trying to extract from St. Louis, but they haven't given in, leaving the Padres in the lead. 

But for now, the Dodgers are still out there as well.  

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