- Apr 3, 2001
That's the weird thing though. Out of that group I'd go through significant effort to retain Soto over the other three. His ceiling is the highest, his age is on the correct side and there isn't as large an injury concern. That's not taking into consideration the capital used to acquire him. I'd be pretty bummed if those signings reduced my ability to retain Soto. Perhaps the only knock is that he's the only one of the bunch who can't play a skill position, though one of those three (Tatis) will be adopting a new position in a non-skilled area.I'm a Padres fan and I love it. Machado is damn good ballplayer and I'm psyched to have him locked in for the next decade. Machado/Bogey/Tatís is about as good a foundation as you could ask for. All the better if they can find a way to retain Soto.