Soto trade fallout
Is there an opportunity for some future considerations as a result of the Soto trade to the Padres?
Eric Hosmer had declined a trade, and now with Soto and his $ coming on, just how desperate are the Padres to move his contract? He is still a decent player.
The Padres have given up a ton to get both Soto and Bell, this creates a huge logjam for their roster. Just how badly do the Padres want to resolve this?
What if a team would take on Hosmer's deal if they throw in a James Wood or Luis Campusano? Woods is a young potential stud, Campusano is a near MLB ready catcher, which would be a position of need.
Hosmer is owed "only" $13M each year over the next 3, assuming he does not opt out. That is not a brutal contract. It is less than we would be paying Sano, and with Kiriloff and his balky wrist now a question mark going forward and the possibility of Miranda going back to 3B next year, he could actually be a good fit..
Lets say Austin Martin and maybe a lower pitching prospect for Hosmer and one of Woods or Campusano and Joshua Mears.
Would Hosmer waive his no trade to go to a "contender" in the Twins vs Washington?