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MLB News: Juan Soto Addresses Dodgers Fans

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Jul. 27 2022, Published 10:21 a.m. ET

Just one week away from Major League Baseball's trade deadline, Juan Soto seems to steal all the headlines.

The 23-year-old Dominican could be on the move before August 2 after turning down a 15-year, $440 million offer from the Washington Nationals, and there's no shortage of teams lining up to try and get him.

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It's Been A Crazy Week, Says Soto

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The Nationals have deemed him as untouchable in any potential transaction. Now, he claims it's been quite tough to find his name tangled up in so many trade rumors:

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“It’s been crazy,” Soto admitted. “I mean, things that I never thought were going to happen to me. So first time going through it, it’s been pretty tough.”

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He Had Fun At Dodger Stadium

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That's why Dodgers fans haven't wasted a second trying to recruit him. From chanting 'Future Dodger' during the All-Star Game to cheering for him when the Nats visit Dodger Stadium, they're trying to work their magic on the Dominican star:

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“It sounds pretty fun,” Soto said. “But at the end of the day I’m glad they cheered for me. I don’t mind whatever they say if they say something good. I’m just enjoying it. Obviously, I was really surprised, but I was more surprised to play center field.”

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He's Still Figuring Things Out

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Nonetheless, as fun as it's been, there are bigger things in Soto's mind right now, such as where he'll end up once the deadline comes:

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“I said it before, it’s been a pretty tough week. To get to see if I’m going to stay here or going, it’s going to be flushed from my mind,” Soto added. “Like I said, I never think about it because I’ve never seen myself in any of that. I’ve always been loyal to the Nationals, I’ve always been there for them.

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Soto Will Stay Focused

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Multiple contenders and every team with enough money will try and make a run at Soto before the deadline. But he's still wearing the Nationals' uniform, so he'll continue to try and give his best while he's still a part of the team:

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“You see everywhere I’m going, they try to pull me out of my team. Just keep in touch with the National because that’s where I am right now, and that’s where I’m going to be loyal until they don’t want me anymore, Soto concluded.

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So, where will he be next week? We'll have to wait and see.

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