Juan Soto is the modern day Ted Williams. Very smart baseball people have said this. The 22-year-old phenom is in the last year of a contract with the Washington Nationals. Considering the franchise's recent moves, which sent tens of millions of dollars elsewhere, it certainly seems like the plan is to rebuild around Soto's bright star. But nothing in baseball, like nothing in life, is guaranteed. And when one starts speculating about different landing places, New York is always the first town that comes to mind.

Even if the player in question hasn't posted a picture to Instagram with a series of hashtags leading people in that direction, as Soto happened to do Wednesday in advance of a doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field.