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MLB trade grades: Taking stock of the Yankees-Padres Juan Soto megadeal

By Tim Britton, Grant Brisbee and Stephen J. Nesbitt

The trade

Yankees get: Juan Soto, OF, Trent Grisham, OF

Padres get: Michael King, RHP; Drew Thorpe, RHP; Jhony Brito, RHP; Randy Vásquez, RHP; and Kyle Higashioka, C

Tim Britton: Every team would get better if it added Juan Soto. But maybe no team needed Soto more than the Yankees.

That’s not just for narrative reasons — though countering your worst season in three decades by adding one of the sport’s finest hitters does help in that regard.