Former Manager of Juan Soto Confident in His Success with YankeesDecember 5, 2023
NASHVILLE — There is uncertainty surrounding Juan Soto’s future, but his former manager believes the Padres superstar would thrive in New York City. Dave Martinez, who managed Soto from 2018-2022, stated that Soto loves baseball and would handle the pressure of New York very well. The Yankees are in pursuit of Soto, and San Diego is seeking a high price for the young outfielder. It remains to be seen whether the Yankees will acquire Soto, as they are hesitant to give up too much for a player with just a year of control. Soto declined a large contract from the Nationals before being traded to the Padres, and San Diego needs to rebuild its rotation, which could potentially lead to a trade. Martinez praised Soto’s abilities, calling him a game-changer and a pure hitter. He believes that whoever gets Soto will be receiving a very good player.