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Akshita Patel

REPORTS: Juan Soto Hints Yankees Stint May Not Be Just A One-Year Experiment

New York Yankees’ newest recruit, Juan Soto, took the Yankee nation world by storm when they arrived for spring training in Yankee gear. The generational talent greeted the reporters and photographers before eventually shaking hands with his teammates. The Soto era with the Bronx Bombers has officially begun.

However, for how long the dawn of a new era lasts remains to be seen. Notably, Juan Soto is on a one-year guarantee deal and is free to elect free agency next year. However, in his latest press conference, Soto dropped hints on his alleged future plans. He opened up on the possibility of signing an extension contract with the Yankees, which has ignited hopes in the Yankee nation.

   

Juan Soto Treating 2024 Season As An Experiment Year With Yankees!

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Generational talent Juan Soto is now a Yankee, at least for the 2024 season. The left-handed hitter is taking reps with the New York Yankees teammates at Tampa as a part of spring training sessions. Amid this, Soto addressed a press conference and opened up on his experience in the Bronx. The slugger said that it feels like home in New York owing to the presence of an extended Latin community. Further talking about the possibility of a potential extension contract with Bombers, Soto deviated from the question. He said his job is to play baseball, and his agent, Scott Boras’ job, is to negotiate contract producers on his behalf. Regardless, the explosive slugger didn’t rule out the possibility of extending his stay in New York.

Juan Soto stated that he is treating the 2024 season with the New York Yankees as an experimental year. He wants to take the feel of New York City’s atmosphere and see if he manages to fit into the madness. “We gotta get to know the Yanks organization and the city. And how it is playing in New York, to see and make a decision there,” Soto said. It clearly suggests that contrary to popular belief, Soto is open to the possibility of signing an extension contract with Bombers, given he falls in love with the city of New York. However, the only roadblock remains his agent, Scott Boras, whom the slugger trusts blindly. Boras has a reputation for convincing his clients to elect free agency where he can directly call the shots. Thus, owing to Soto’s potential, Boras will most likely drive the slugger to free agency in 2025.

Juan Soto Expects To Feel At Home In Bronx!

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The initial question posed to Juan Soto in his post-spring session press conference was his outlook toward playing in the city of New York. Soto responded, saying he expected to have fun in the electric atmosphere. “There’s a lot of Latin community over there. It’s gonna feel like home,” Soto said.

Needless to say, Juan Soto’s debut year in the Bronx will be a starry and exciting affair. Owing to Yankee Stadium’s dynamics, Soto is expected to achieve immense success in the pinstripes. Hopefully, that would be enough to change the slugger’s mind about his upcoming free agency plans.

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