Juan Soto bet on himself.

On his third team in four seasons, the 25-year-old has rejected countless contract extensions and looks to cash in this off-season as he becomes a free agent.

However, the New York Yankees want to keep him in pinstripes for years to come.

Soto’s success sparked 22 wins in their previous 27 games for the Yankees as fans quickly forgot about missing out on the postseason last year. The Bronx Bombers have the best record in the majors at 42-19 and lead the AL East by 3.5 games. Soto and fellow slugger Aaron Judge are ripping the covers off the ball to start the year, combining for 38 home runs between them.

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Soto’s latest bomb came with the Yankees trailing 5-4 in the ninth inning in the series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The RF hit a frozen rope to right center and 398 feet later, his team retook the lead and finished the sweep in the bottom half. Judge hit two home runs on Friday and one on Saturday, each totaling over 400 feet as the California native put on a show back in his home state.

The East Coast club went 7-2 on its western road swing, with series wins over the Los Angeles Angels and San Diego Padres. But their brutal stretch of games will continue with upcoming matchups against the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals.

However, nothing seems to phase this team right now. General manager Brian Cashman has pushed the right buttons during the off-season by deciding to re-tool, not rebuild and bringing back manager Aaron Boone. They are top five in every major hitting category, including batting average, home runs, and RBIs, while their pitching dominates without ace Gerrit Cole. The Yankees have the lowest earned run average in the majors, and their bullpen leads the league in saves. Cole is expected to ramp up his rehab in June as the Yankees look to make their season a summer to remember.

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