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Yankees, Mets would refuse to do this one thing in trade talks for Nationals superstar Juan Soto

Nationals, Yankees, Mets, Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, Pete Alonso

As Juan Soto trade talks continue, the Washington Nationals are looking to receive a massive haul of prospects and move off from Patrick Corbin’s contract. The New York Yankees and New York Mets have the money to sign him to a historic extension and the trade chips to make a deal work, yet neither team has pounced.

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Yankees and Mets are hesitant to meet the lofty demands of a Juan Soto trade at the moment. “There’s no confirmation on any exact request yet,” Heyman writes. “But as to whether the Mets or Yankees would surrender their three top prospects plus more, the answer from folks on both teams was the same: No.”

Juan Soto, being just 23 years old and already one of the best hitters in baseball, will obviously command a massive trade package. He has a .901 OPS this season and that’s a career-low. He has posted an on-base percentage of over .400 in all five seasons of his career, including an outrageous .465 last season. The Yankees and Mets would both be better off with him but the allure of their top prospects has been tough to overcome.

For the Yankees, they are hesitant to trade shortstop Anthony Volpe, their top prospect, as well as young phenom outfielder Jasson Dominguez and shortstop Oswald Peraza. The Mets have catcher Francisco Alvarez, one of the best prospects in all of baseball, as well as third baseman Brett Baty and shortstop Ronny Mauricio. Although Juan Soto is a superstar right now, both teams are wary of moving away from a homegrown star of their own.

Making a trade for Soto will not be easy. Several teams are in the running for the superstar outfielder. The Nationals are also desperate to move Corbin’s bloated contract. However, both New York squads have the resources to pull off the blockbuster Juan Soto trade.