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Akshita Patel

“Scott Takes His Guys To Free Agency,” Yankees GM Opines On Juan Soto’s Future In Bronx!

Juan Soto, the 25-year-old generational talent, became a Yankee on Thursday when he saved the day for the New York Yankees on the 2024 season opening day. Soto drove an RBI, walk and pulled off a screamer throw from the right field to take the Bombers home vs Houston Astros.

Not only that, Juan Soto followed up his debut heroics with another productive outing on day 2. That being said, the fans are already excited to see Soto thrive in the pinstripes. However, the Yankee fan base’s happiness could be short-lived as the generational talent is expected to leave by the end of the year.

   

Brian Cashman Almost Certain Of Juan Soto Hitting Free Agency Next Year!

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Juan Soto is currently the hottest impending free agent who has grabbed the attention of every other team in baseball. While he stepped out in pinstripes this year, the slugger is expected to hit free agency next season. Despite a strong start to the 2024 season, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman feels low about the club’s chance of a potential extension. In a recent interview, Cashman revealed how he fully expects the generational talent to hit free agency next year because he is represented by notorious agent Scott Boras. For the unversed, Boras has a reputation for driving his clients to free agency, where he can call the shots and inflate the market to fetch a high deal.

“It’s just reading the landscape and recognizing that that’s the most realistic path,” said Brian Cashman. That being said, a potential extension is also a near-impossible task for the New York Yankees. As a 25-year-old generational talent, Soto’s market value is expected to soar over $500 million. He could likely be one of the highest-paid athletes in MLB. And the Bronx Bombers have been struggling to keep their payroll below the luxury tax threshold for a couple of years now. Therefore, it’s impossible for Cashman to accommodate the likes of Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole, Giancarlo Stanton, and Juan Soto together. All in all, the Yankee fan base mustn’t get their hopes up, and they expect Soto to part ways by the end of the current MLB season.

Juan Soto Survives Injury Scare In Yankees 7-1 Win Over Astros!

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The New York Yankees had their hearts in their mouth on Friday when generational star Juan Soto twisted his ankle running around in the outfield. Manager Aaron Boone and the medical staff rushed in to check on him. After a brief discussion, Soto decided to continue, thus indicating the scare wasn’t as serious as it had looked earlier.

In what came as a major sign of relief, Juan Soto confirmed that he experienced cramps during the game. He has had zero signs of pain in the ankle so far and reaffirmed his determination to field in game three on Saturday. Soto contributed with an RBI in three hits to guide the Yankees to a 7-1 over the Houston Astros, thus staking claim on the 3-game opening series.

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