Notably that the San Francisco Giants didn't land the generational talent, and that the NL West-residing San Diego Padres did. The Giants never appeared to be serious suitors in the Soto Sweepstakes, but their name did come up in numerous reports. After Soto was traded to the Padres for a sizable package, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi confirmed the team's interest, while admitting that the down year on the farm lessened the value of their prospects as trade assets.