Breaking: Will the Yankees’ Juan Soto sign an extension before free agency?….

It appears All-Star outfielder Juan Soto is not committing his long-term future to the New York Yankees after joining them from the San Diego Padres via a trade announced Wednesday night.

“People were wondering if he would sign a contract extension with the Yankees at some point this winter,” ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney said of Soto on the latest edition of the “Baseball n” podcast. “isn’t boring,” as reported by Audacy’s Ryan Gilbert. sharing. “I think there is little to no chance of that happening.” I think he wants to have a starter year and become Shohei Ohtani next winter.While SNY’s Andy Martino reported earlier this week that Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner was willing to increase the club’s payroll “to over $300 million for the first time” to add players like Soto and top Japanese player Yoshinobu Yamamoto, while high-earning players like Aaron Judge are already locked up. Yankees senior vice president and general manager Brian Cashman announced Thursday that he has had “no discussions” about an extension with Soto.Soto is set to become a free agent after the 2024 season and will likely sign a bigger contract than the nine-year, $360 million deal Judge signed last December. As for Ohtani, the two-way superstar could be about to put pen to paper on a deal worth around $600 million, which may or may not come from the Toronto Blue Jays.Steinbrenner retained Cashman and manager Aaron Boone after the Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time since 2016, but Boone has just one year left on his contract, which includes a club option for 2025. Olney suggested that Boone and/or Cashman could be in the hot seat. The hot seat is one of the reasons the Yankees “had to” trade for Soto, even though the 25-year-old is technically on a one-year loan starting the second full weekend of the year. December.“I think the Yankees are under a lot of pressure after a disastrous year,” Olney said. “They’re pushing all the chips toward the middle of the board for 2024, the last year Aaron Boone is under contract as Yankees manager.”

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