Nationals superstar outfielder Juan Soto will be the subject of trade rumors for the next nine days leading up to Aug.2.

It's inevitable at this point until it's actually given away. Soto is back at Dodger Stadium for the second straight week, though he has yet to be traded.

He and the Nationals open a three-game series against the Dodgers on Monday night. But let's take a quick look at some of the rumors

and aura surrounding the 23-year-old offensive scientist. "It's more about assessing a specific need

and also high-end players who aren't necessarily needed but aren't available as often," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said

over the weekend, without mentioning Soto. by name, according to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times. “You always see the process when they do that.

That's kind of our mindset going into the last few weeks." Dave Roberts was on the National League All-Star coaching staff last Tuesday

Tuesday and heard chants from the Los Angeles crowd serenading Soto "Future Dodger" over and over. "It was hard to miss," Roberts said Sunday,