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The San Diego Padres have not been good this season.
For a large portion of the year, they have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball.
But they still find themselves alive in the Wild Card race, at least for one more day.
The Padres are 4.5 games out of the last Wild Card spot.
Everything has to go perfectly for them to sneak into the playoffs, including winning the rest of their games.
One player who is doing his best to keep their hopes alive is outfielder Juan Soto.
He is having one of the best seasons of his career but it has gotten lost in the disappointment of the Padres’ season.
As noted by MLB, Soto set a career-high by hitting his 35th home run on Tuesday night.
With his second blast of the night, @JuanSoto25_ now has a career-high 35 homers on the season. pic.twitter.com/FdwLdizlDe
— MLB (@MLB) September 27, 2023
It was a two-home run game for Soto as he helped lead the Padres to another win.
Soto is batting .276 on the year with 108 RBI, 94 runs, and a league-leading 128 walks.
At the young age of 24, Soto seems to still be getting better.
What many people want to know is what the Padres plan to do about his upcoming contract.
Soto was traded from the Nationals last year because they knew they could not pay him.
Now the pressure is on the Padres to sign Soto before he hits unrestricted free agency in 2025.
The Padres did not give up a massive package of prospects just to keep Soto for 2.5 years.
He is one of the top players in the sport and the Padres better be ready to pay him as such.
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