This amount is not enough for him
Baseball star rejects $425 million offer
This man has confidence: Dominican baseball player Juan Soto voluntarily gives up more than 400 million francs and hopes to collect even more.
Baseball player Juan Soto plays high.
The first game. First home run. The first exclamation point. Dominican baseball star Juan Soto (23) made a name for himself when he made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2019.
Since then, the Washington Nationals player has established himself at the top of the league. While Soto’s performances are consistently high – except early this season – his team is losing back-to-back games. With 63 losses (31 wins), they have the worst record in the entire league.
Will Soto become the record holder?
In order to end this bankruptcy period as quickly as possible, they want to tie Soto down for the long term and offer the star player strong teammates. This project costs the team a lot. The offer of the recently crowned winner of the Homecoming Derby: 425 million francs for 15 years. The highest contract sum in history.
But Soto, whose tenure expires in 2024, refused.
How do you manage without half a billion? What matters to the outfielder and his agent, Scott Boras, is the average annual value of the offer. This is 28.5 million. For comparison, Mets pitcher Max Scherzer’s record contract generates an annual salary of $42.5 million. And maybe there isn’t enough trust in sports decision-makers in Washington to commit to 15 years.
They are now under pressure: If Soto really doesn’t want to continue, he will likely have to be moved for talent and draft picks so that he is not left empty-handed when his contract expires in the winter of 2024 at the latest. According to US media, several MLB teams are already preparing monstrous transfer offers. It’s going to be a hot summer for US baseball. (grab)