- Juan Soto has +400 odds to join the Mets, a divisional rival of the Washington Nationals, that already has +800 for the 2022 World Series.
- The New York Yankees are the current favorite to win the 2022 World Series at +300 and have +500 odds to trade for Juan Soto.
NEW YORK – With the MLB trade deadline ending on August second, all eyes are on Juan Soto and the many teams that have a chance to acquire him. The two teams with the best odds to get a deal done are both in New York, with the Mets and Yankees.
If Soto is traded, he will have to complete this season and have two more until he becomes a free agent and his current contract is up.
Odds For Soto’s New Team
- Mets +400
- Yankees +500
- Giants +550
- Dodgers +600
- Blue Jays +600
- Cardinals +700
- Mariners +750
The Nationals have started to entertain offers for trading for Soto after he declined what would have been the biggest contract in MLB history. Being only 23 and already a World Series Champion, the outfielder declined a $440 million contract over 15 years.
This all went down before the MLB All-Star Game, which Soto was invited to for the third straight year. Although he has openly spoken about being confused about all of the trade talks and uncertainty of who to trust, he did not seem to be bothered over the weekend.
He became the second youngest player to win the Home Run Derby in MLB history.
Could New York Really Secure Soto?
Even though the Mets have the best odds to land Soto in a trade according to online gambling sites, it is not common for big-time players to be traded to divisional rivals. The Mets are currently sitting at the top of the National League East, and adding Soto would certainly bump up their +800 World Series odds.
The Yankees have the best record in the MLB, with the best record in the American League by six games, and the best record in the AL East by 13 games. Adding Soto would be extremely costly, and the team already is the favorite to win the 2022 World Series at +300.
Aaron Judge is set to become a free agent following the 2022 season, and securing Soto would be a play for the long term. With the potential of offering a 23-year-old Soto a 15-year contract, instead of a similar contract for the 30-year-old Judge.