Dodgers face lasting consequences if Mookie Betts trade falls through – Dodgers Digest


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It has now been over three days since the Dodgers, Red Sox, and Twins initially reached an agreement which would send Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, and over two days since initial reports saying that the trade was in jeopardy due to potential concerns relating to Brusdar Graterol‘s medical records. It has been roughly the same amount of time since the Dodgers and Angels reached an agreement which would send Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling, and Andy Pages to the Angels in exchange for Luis Rengifo and a “prospect.”

This delay seems like a pretty gross negotiation tactic by the Red Sox. What they “found” in Graterol’s records was already widely assumed to be true by the scouting community – that he’s more likely to be a reliever going forward than a starter. From the Dodgers’ perspective, this impasse is between the Red Sox and Twins to resolve, as the Twins are effectively trading Graterol to the Red Sox for Kenta Maeda.

However, the Dodgers have a lot to lose if these trades don’t happen. Their relationships with several players have already been changed. Here are a few of the consequences if the trades do not go…

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