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Dodgers Rumors: Juan Soto on the Mind of Andrew Friedman

The Dodgers could have an absolutely insane trade deadline, or they could do nothing at all. It’s tough to gauge from a team that has a dominant lead in the National League West with no real threat. The only prize in mind right now is a World Series title in October. 

But if they were going to go out and make a splash, many Dodgers fans would like that to be Juan Soto. The superstar outfielder is the talk of baseball right now, and with good reason. He very well could be available via trade, and he’ll command a ridiculous return. 

This week, Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman was asked about the Soto possibility. And it sounds like the organization is going to at least feel out his market. After all, that’s what they do when a big name is made available. 

“I will echo what I’ve said in the past. Star players don’t become available often. When they are, we owe it to our fans to see those things out… Whenever star-level players become available, we’ll always have the conversation and dig in and try to make something make sense.”

We’ve seen in recent years that despite there being few needs, the Dodgers will add big names. You can look to the Max Scherzer and Trea Turner deal of 2021 for a good example of that. Could Juan Soto be the 2022 version of that deal?

Only time will tell. But Dodgers fans have to be a little excited about the fact that Friedman is even talking about him. What a team. 

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  1. I think last year they needed a big trade to get a starter and a bat that produced. This year not as much. Last year the price was relatively low, this year much higher for Soto alone, and if you want pitching depth you need another deal. Friedman and his staff know the short, mid, and long term needs and how to fill them than any of the writers or readers of these speculative pieces. The team is in good hands.