Chicago Cubs Rumors: Reflecting on the price the Cubs should have paid for Juan Soto

When faced with the opportunity to trade a handful of prospects for one single all-star, the answer is almost always a definitive yes.
Luke Hales/GettyImages
1 of 4

In December of last year we threw out an idea of what a Chicago Cubs trade for former San Diego Padres outfielder, Juan Soto, might look like. 

We referenced what trade package he garnered when he was dealt from the Washington Nationals, the fact that his contract would be up at the end of the 2023 season and what a potential extension would look like.

Obviously, Juan Soto was not traded to the Chicago Cubs. Instead he was dealt to the New York Yankees along with OF Trent Grisham in return for right-handed pitchers Michael King, Jhony Brito, Randy Vasquez and Drew Thorpe as well as catcher Kyle Higashioka. 

That’s a lot of quantity making its way to San Diego, but the question is how much quality is there and would the Cubs have been best served to offer a similar package to get Soto to the north side of Chicago.