Just when you thought we were done talking Mookie Betts and the San Diego Padres, think again. This is the saga that never ends.
We finally got some clarity earlier this week when it was reported that the Boston Red Sox, Dodgers, and Minnesota Twins had agreed to a three-team trade.
Since then it’s been nothing but drama in this proposed deal.
Boston took a lot of heat from the media for the lack of prospects they got in the deal. And then it became even worse when one of the prospects going to Boston in the deal, Brusdar Graterol, failed a physical.
And not only that, it was reported that the Twins and others view Graterol as a reliever.
How could the Red Sox not know that before making this deal? Seriously, what is going on over there?
Some have reported that Minnesota has backed out of this deal, but Mark Feinsand said that’s not the case, but they’re looking for resolution for this by the end of today (Saturday).
As a Padres fan, you have to be rooting for this thing to fall apart for multiple reasons.
One, it’s terrible for the Dodgers and they strikeout once again this offseason on getting a big name player.
Second, they had already tried to trade Joc Pederson in a separate move, which I’m guessing doesn’t happen if the Betts deal falls apart. That has to make for an awkward clubhouse now if Pederson doesn’t get traded.
And third, perhaps it could open the door for the Padres to get back in the mix for Mookie.
From the beginning I said the Dodgers made the most sense for Boston to deal with because it wouldn’t be as complicated. Well, this proposed three-team deal has been anything but uncomplicated.
It’s still very likely that Boston and LA work something out. Again, it would be awkward for Betts, David Price, and Pederson to go back to their respective teams at this point.
But one can hope that this blows up in the Dodgers face and they don’t end up getting another MVP player on their team.
And we as Padres fans can keep the Mookie dreams and conversations alive a little bit longer!