Nats making $440 million offer to Juan Soto without deferred money is a big step. But saying they will entertain offers isn't the same as dealing him. It's Nats' turn in the tug of war that is contract talks. Nats want Soto. Soto wants to be a Nat. This can be worked out.

— Pete Kerzel (@masnPete) July 16, 2022