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REPORTS: Juan Soto Can Become MLB’s Second Richest Player Of All Time

Juan Soto has been the biggest addition to the New York Yankees since the offseason. Moreover, the NY side was looking for someone like that because their offense last year let them down. It would not let them down if Aaron Judge stayed healthy. But a freak accident at the Los Angeles Dodgers fence hurt his toe really bad. Since then, the Bronx Bomber’s captain missed 35 games on the trot. As a result, the 27-time champions could not make the postseason for the first time since 2016. Moreover, they finished with an awful 82-80 record. It happened to be the worst season for the Yankees in the last 30 years.

Clearly, the team relied too much on the 2022 AL MVP. After all, Judge was their only superstar slugger. They needed a boost in their offense badly. Hence, when the opportunity came up, the Yankees grabbed it with both hands. Moreover, the NY side signed the Dominican superstar for a year. Later, they signed an agreement to avoid arbitration, which made Juan Soto the highest-paid arbitration-eligible player, according to the Associated Press. He will make $31 million this year. But that might not be the final time when the best hitter in baseball makes history in the financial area of the game. 

   

Juan Soto May As Well Be The 2nd Richest Player In The League

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Recently, Tim Britton of The Athletic predicted a historic deal for Juan Soto. The Dominican slugger will be a free agent at the end of the upcoming season. It might be his only year playing for the NY Yankees. Moreover, Britton had predicted that Soto might sign a deal for 14 years worth $528 million on March 4. Later, ahead of the 2024 season, Britton updated his prediction, saying, that Soto might sign a deal worth $540 million over 14 years. If that happens, then Juan Soto will have the second most lucrative deal in the history of MLB.

Only the two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani will have an even bigger deal with $700 million over ten years. Now, Britton explained why he thinks Soto might be eligible for such a huge deal. As per The Athletic, Juan Soto will earn around $50 million per season for the first five years of his long-term contract. Then, Britton predicts Soto’s value will be $32 million annually for the next nine years. But if he will be a Yankee for the rest of the future, it is still something the fans wonder about. 

The Dominican Superstar Started The Spring Training On A Positive Note

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As expected, the best hitter in baseball started the spring training, making a good early impression. The Yankees Faithful wonder if the Soto-Judge duo can win them a World Series. It has been a really long time since the NY side made it to the “Big Dance.” But this year, things look really promising.

Moreover, if the team stays healthy, they can go a long distance. Lately, during the Grapefruit League games, fans saw Juan Soto mashing at the plate already. He started the Spring Training on February 25, and hit a monster home run. It went to the opposite field and ricocheted the scoreboard. Moreover, that was Soto’s first tatter as a Yankee.

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