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Juan Soto Reportedly Turned Down Monster Contract Offer

Juan Soto bats for the Washington Nationals.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 21: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals bats against the Baltimore Orioles during the seventh inning at Nationals Park on July 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The 2022 Major League Baseball season is officially delayed - well at least spring training is.

Today was supposed to be the first day of spring training for major league teams. However, the lockout amid contract negotiations between the MLB and MLBPA has been extended.

Without an official start date for the 2022 season, players with expiring contracts will just have to wait to learn their fate. One person made headlines on the contract front earlier this afternoon.

Washington Nationals star Juan Soto reportedly turned down a massive contract offer from the team. According to ESPN's Jeff Pass and MLB insider Enrique Rojas, Soto turned down a $350 million offer from the team.

"Juan Soto turned down a 13-year, $350 million contract from the Washington Nationals before the lockout, according to this @Enrique_Rojas1 report," Passan said on Twitter. "In the story, Soto confirms the offer."

When looking at the other top contracts in Major League Baseball, it's not surprising Soto turned down the offer. One of the best all-around players in the game, Soto wants more than the players who came before him.

Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout currently has the largest contract in the league - both in terms of average annual value and overall value. He inked a 12-year, $426 million deal with the team back in 2019.

How much will Soto make when he signs his new deal?