Dodgers star Trea Turner’s eye-opening statement on Juan Soto amid trade rumors
Los Angeles Dodgers star Trea Turner has his own contract negotiations to think about, but that didn’t stop him from weighing in on the Juan Soto rumors. Recent reports indicate that the Nationals could end up trying to trade Soto rather than extend his contract, considering the colossal amount he’s due to make on any new deal. When asked about Soto’s situation, Turner made an eye-opening comment that will have Dodger fans salivating, via Britt Ghiroli.
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) May 23, 2022
Turner had some high praise for Soto, calling the Nationals’ star the one player he’d most like to team up with again. While there’s hardly ever been a case of a player speaking poorly of Soto, Turner’s comments are sure to catch the eyes of Dodger fans, who, along with every other fanbase in baseball, will be closely monitoring the situation of Soto as the contract negotiations develop.
Soto and Turner were Nationals teammates from 2018-21 when the latter was dealt to the Dodgers at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that Soto could be traded to Los Angeles, or another club, this year, should the Nationals decide that extending his contract, which could be worth as much as $500 million, not to be worth the investment.
Soto has been one of baseball’s best hitters ever since making his debut in 2018 and has continued his prolific play into 2022. This year, despite the lack of talent surrounding him, Soto is slashing .243/.382/.454 with 8 home runs and 13 RBI. While the odds of him ending up in Los Angeles are an absolute longshot, it’s certainly interesting to see his former teammate in Turner giving him such a glowing review.