Yankees fans fuel conspiracy theories, Juan Soto could follow Montgomery’s exit path

Juan Soto, player of the new york yankees
Amanda Paula
Sunday April 14, 2024

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New York Yankees fans have been abuzz with speculation that Juan Soto could follow a similar path as Jordan Montgomery, who recently parted ways with agent Scott Boras.

Is Juan Soto the next to leave Boras’ stable?

n:Juan Soto, current player of the New York Yankees, standing with his agent Scott Boras during his time with the Washington Nationals

The chatter was sparked when Montgomery cut ties with Boras this past week, leading some fans to wonder if Juan Soto might also consider changing representation. As one user, Andy, pointed out, “This past offseason and Jordan Montgomery subsequently firing Boras should at least signal that the man might need to at least change his free agent tactics for all players not named Juan Soto.”

Adding fuel to the fire, Trent tweeted a related observation: “So Jordan Montgomery & Blake Snell wouldn’t be ready for opening day now, right? But at least Scott Boras is already hyping up the generational bidding war for Juan Soto a year from now.”

These comments have fueled a growing conspiracy theory among Yankees fans that Juan Soto could follow a similar path as Montgomery, potentially leaving Boras in search of new representation down the line. However, it remains to be seen if there is any truth to these speculations.

Will Juan Soto remain with the Yankees next season?

New York Yankees' player Juan Soto is expected to get $500 million in free agency this winter.
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Although this hardly warrants a reminder, here’s a caution for any teams fantasizing about someday acquiring Juan Soto: Prepare to pay a lot of money.

The conversation around what the latest addition to the New York Yankees could command on his next contract is inevitable, especially after Shohei Ohtani’s monumental agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When someone secures a $700 million deal, it naturally raises questions about who might be the next beneficiary.

Enter Juan Soto. At just 25 years old, he is already a three-time All-Star, a World Series champion, and on pace to become a true legend of the sport.

For now, Juan Soto is steering clear of financial discussions. His current priority is finishing this season with the Yankees, following his high-profile trade from the San Diego Padres. Any questions about contracts are being deferred, likely to his agent, Scott Boras.

However, recent events surrounding another Yankees player, Jordan Montgomery, have powered rumors among fans about Juan Soto’s future. Montgomery parted ways with Boras this past offseason, leading some to wonder if Juan Soto might consider a similar move.

Ultimately, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recognizes that Soto’s agent, Scott Boras, is typically reluctant to negotiate early contract extensions, particularly in the case of a superstar like Soto. After the outfielder is projected to earn an estimated $33 million in 2024, he is widely expected to enter free agency the following year. According to insider Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Soto is poised to command a record-breaking contract in the realm of $500 million when he hits the open market.

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