Dream big and try to land Juan Soto.
The San Diego Padres would like to lock up the young phenom for a contract extension. The Padres are already locked into long-term, big-money deals with Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and Xander Bogaerts.
Plus, the Padres showed spending big money does not mean a club will win the World Series.
That is why the Padres have not ruled out trading the talented superstar this offseason since this is his last year of arbitration.
Soto will not come cheap in terms of money he will get to avoid arbitration (he made $23 million last season) and the prospects it would take to get him
The Milwaukee Brewers probably will not have to surrender six players like the Padres did in 2022 to get Soto from the Washington Nationals.
You best believe San Diego is not just going to give him away either.
At the same time, this would be the ultimate sign to a fan base desperate for a World Series title that the franchise is willing to go all in.
Soto easily fixes the Crew’s slugging problem as he hit 35 home runs and slugged .519 this season. He put those numbers up in cavernous Petco Park. Imagine what he could do at American Family Field.
It is a dream situation, but one that Matt Arnold should certainly explore making a reality.