As the dust settles from what felt like a month-long saga that ends with the Dodgers trading for Mookie Betts and David Price, we can maybe, finally, take stock of what has happened in the world of Dodger baseball.
“In the history of the Dodgers, nothing ever comes easy” ~Vin Scully
After almost an entire week of controversy, the Dodgers and Red Sox have reportedly agreed to a trade that will see both outfielder Mookie Betts and lefty starting pitcher David Price end up in Los Angeles. In return, the Red Sox will receive outfielder Alex Verdugo, catching prospect Connor Wong and infield prospect Jeter Downs.
The more time that passes with the prospective mega-trade between the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins staying unresolved, the more baseball fans are getting the feeling a deal conceivably may not happen.
While some fans believed they would see both Mookie Betts and David Price land in Los Angeles much sooner, there is some uncertainty lingering around the completion of baseball’s biggest deal this winter, as the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins are still working to find a common resolution.
Sometimes, good things do come to those who wait.
On Thursday morning, the Dodgers signed infielder Max Muncy to a 3 year, $26 million extension. The deal also includes an option for a fourth year at $13 million or a $1.5 million buyout.
While none of the participating teams have yet to officially announce the details of their impending deals, it’s certainly safe to say that front office boss Andrew Friedman will have shaken up the roster of the Dodgers once all the formalities are signed and sealed.
After almost an entire winter of rumors building momentum, the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins have reportedly agreed to a three-team trade that will see both outfielder Mookie Betts and lefty starting pitcher David Price end up in Los Angeles.
As a prelude to the beginning of spring camp, many media outlets have been featuring previews and predictions as to what may happen with the Dodgers during the next six weeks, offering up some bold forecasts on which big storylines might soon emerge.
In keeping with the theme this winter, it’s been another long weekend of innuendo and teasing that a Dodgers trade that would acquire Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox. Many reports say a deal is ‘imminent’ and will happen today or tomorrow.
Aside from all the opinions about the sign-stealing scandals, there were a few interesting bits of information that came out of Fan Fest this year, specifically one clue on how the Dodgers might use young right-hander Dustin May, at least towards the beginning of the season.