• Juan Soto Day-To-Day With Mild Oblique Strain

    CBS Sports "Soto's oblique issue is considered mild, and he's being labeled as day-to-day following his departure. Although the Padres are downplaying the severity of his injury, it's somewhat concerning to see the 24-year-old develop an oblique injury with a week and a half remaining..." March 20

  • Juan Soto, Pete Alonso and what it’ll take to lock up other top young bats

    The Athletic "Spring in baseball is the time to think about pitcher-fielding practice, bunt plays and additions to your pitch mix — a moment of optimism for all 30 teams. It is also the most fruitful time of the year for contract extensions. Over the last 15 years, more than 45 percent of..." March 16

  • Duque Hebbert, 19-year-old pitcher who struck out Juan Soto, Julio Rodriguez inks deal with Tigers

    Clutch Points "The World Baseball Classic not only represents an opportunity for players to compete for their countries, but it’s also a chance for youngsters to get noticed by scouts. That’s exactly what happened for Team Nicaragua right-hander Duque Hebbert, who saw his life change..." March 14

  • Padres outfielder Juan Soto (calf) delays WBC arrival

    Sportsnaut "Juan Soto is still expected to play in the World Baseball Classic despite not yet being cleared to leave the San Diego Padres’ training camp due to lingering tightness in his left calf, according to MLB.com. While his Dominican Republic teammates — including fellow..." March 06

  • Padres Likely To Explore Extension Talks With Josh Hader, Juan Soto This Spring

    New York Post "The Padres shocked baseball again with their $350 million, 11-year deal for Manny Machado, and they aren’t stopping there. Next up: Deals — or at least discussions — for Juan Soto and Josh Hader, arguably the game’s top hitter and top..." March 03

  • Juan Soto has strong comment about the talent on the Padres

    Larry Brown Sports "Juan Soto broke into Major League Baseball on an excellent Washington Nationals team, but according to him, they do not compare with the players he is playing with now. Soto, in an interview with MLB Network, had very high praise for the San Diego Padres, saying he was willing to put..." February 27

  • Could a long-term Juan Soto deal be next for the all-in San Diego Padres after Manny Machado extension?

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres and third baseman Manny Machado have agreed to a monster contract extension (11 years and $350 million). There are many takeaways, but toward the top of the list has to be something about how Padres' ownership is blowing up the perception..." February 27

  • Padres worried about signing Juan Soto long-term?

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Diego Padres have made bold moves to bring in star players in recent years, but eventually they will have to find a way to keep them all. That may be an unrealistic proposition. In a new Padres mailbag article, Dennis Lin of The Athletic revealed that team officials..." January 26

  • MLB arbitration day: Juan Soto nets $23M contract; Josh Hader earns record arb deal for reliever

    MLB Trade Rumors " The Padres and Juan Soto are in agreement on a $23MM contract to avoid arbitration for the upcoming season, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN. It’s the penultimate season of eligibility for Soto, who is on track to reach free agency after the 2024 campaign. Aside..." January 13

  • How long will Manny Machado, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Xander Bogaerts all be Padres?

    ESPN "Scott Boras thought he was prepared when A.J. Preller called him around Thanksgiving. In front of him sat a list of available players who might fulfill the San Diego Padres' perceived needs, most of them first basemen and corner outfielders. Then Preller, the Padres' ninth-year..." December 16

  • Pirates Seek Juan Soto-Like Package for Bryan Reynolds

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Pirates, still in the midst of a rebuild, are now dealing with a trade demand from star outfielder Bryan Reynolds. The 27-year-old is drawing interest from all over the majors but it won’t be easy to acquire him. According to Ken Rosenthal of The..." December 12

  • Shohei Ohtani, Juan Soto 'Primed' to Land MLB's First $500M Contracts

    Bleacher Report "While the baseball world is focused on a free-agency class that included Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa, Trea Turner and Justin Verlander this year, there may be even bigger contracts coming down the line. ESPN's Jeff Passan made an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show and said..." December 07