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MLB Rumors: Juan Soto Padres Front Runner?

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The trading deadline for Major League Baseball is August 2. Organize whether the team is a buyer, seller or owner and head for a home stretch for a changing transaction. On Wednesday night, the Yankees signed an all-star outfielder Andrew Benintendi. It wasn’t a “first domino fall” type move that unleashed the rest of the market, but it was nice to see things move here within a week of deadlines.

Will come sooner. Take a look at the latest from MLB’s rumored factory.

Padres in front of Soto?

Obviously, the biggest name on the market is Nationals superstar Juan Soto. There was smoke everywhere, and as many as 12 teams reportedly contacted the nuts.My current favorite is controversial Buster Olney’s report At this point, “some rival executives consider the Padres to be a” front runner. ”

It’s a juicy rumor, it’s for sure. It’s fun to think of Padres adding Soto to recover Fernando Tatis Jr. from injury and add him to his lineup with Manny Machado. They have over .500 in 10 games and have survived Tatis’s injuries, mostly with great pitching.

Now, it should be noted that last year there was a perception that Padres was the leader of Max Scherzer, and it was so close that many thought that trade was taking place.Then the Dodgers plunged and grabbed Scherzer When Trea Turner-So don’t forget to avoid overreaction.

The Yankees have a “strong” interest in Castillo

The Yankees have “expressed a strong interest” and are “pushing hard” to Reds All-Star starting pitcher Luis Castillo, reports. The report further shows that the Reds are not yet ready to deal with Castillo. Instead, you may be holding Castillo much closer to the trading deadline. Reading between the lines, the Reds seem ready to enjoy the bidding war on the deadline.

They are also in a good position to do so. 29-year-old Castillo has 85 innings this season with 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 90 strikeouts. He’s a two-time All-Star, showing his ability to throw like a spurt ace, and has no plans to hit a free agent until the end of next season. So if the bid doesn’t suit the Reds’ tastes, they can simply hold him.

Almost all candidates looking for a starting pitcher will join Castillo. In fact, given Castillo’s contract status, some teams around the fight they’re trying to push next season could also be involved.

Astro that runs MLBSP for fielders?

The Astros have one of the best teams in baseball, as the World Series battle window remains wide open. They also have the “good problem to have” that they have too many starting pitchers. They are currently using a rotation of 6 people, and Lance McCullers Jr. seems to be coming back soon with a forearm injury. Sure, they can launch Odorizzi from rotation, but they still mean six major league-quality starters, and you don’t really have to have that many starters.

Especially if they can make up for their weaknesses through trade. Ken Rosenthal reports that José Urquidy is a moving man who may have left Framber Valdez, Luis Garcia and Cristian Javier among the talented and cost-controlled starters. I am.

The report shows that the Astros are looking for high quality Major League Baseball catchers or center fielders in return. Catcher Sean Murphy, Pirates centerfielder Bryan Reynolds, and Orioles centerfielder Cedric Mullins are mentioned. Rosenthal also reports that Astros may ship Urquidy to third parties for prospects and use those prospects to obtain Reynolds or Murphy.

There is a lot of interest in bards.Rocky can hold him anyway

Daniel Bard, close to the Rockies, is attracting attention from “multiple teams.” According to

The bard, 37, is arguably the best year of his career, since at least 25 years old. 2/3 innings. Moving on to a candidate would probably mean going to a setup role, but he thrived there for the Red Sox at the beginning of his MLB career.

of course, Denver Post Report The Rocky Mountains and the bard may reach a contract extension. Such a move at Bird’s age is a bit surprising, but it could work if the trade package offered hasn’t reached snuff and both sides want to continue their marriage.