Major League Baseball and the Player’s Association just agreed to a deal that has basically put the Los Angeles Dodgers in a precarious situation after what was supposed to be an amazing offseason.
As some of you may know, the Dodgers sent away some young studs in Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs (acquired in the Puig/Kemp/Wood trade) and Connor Joe for former AL MVP Mookie Betts along with veteran pitcher David Price and cash.
The deal was set to push the Dodgers to the top as World Series favorites after coming up short to the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox, two teams who have been caught cheating in the same World Series the Dodgers came up short in.
This was the year of redemption, but much like the hopes and dreams for many people, the Coronavirus pushed a big fat pin that bubble.
The deal that MLB and the Players Association just agreed to basically states that IF this season is not played out, players will still earn service time. So a player like Mookie Betts — who is slated to become a free agent after the season — could quite possibly earn a year as a Dodger, but never would have suited up in a regular season game.
Now, fans in Boston are rejoicing and coming out on top of this deal. Seems to be a big change from a few weeks ago, when reports out of Boston were how badly Alex Verdugo was being treated by the fans in Boston for his unique style and moxy.
Check out some reactions Boston Fans have been sharing online:
-Redsox dump majority of David Price’s salary and trade mookie Betts.
-Redsox in turn gain young stud prospect and young major league ready player.
-IF MLB season doesnt happen, contracts that expire next year would still expire next year.
-The Redsox sign Mookie back ? pic.twitter.com/IOAKGfgnux
— Benny Baseball (@BennyButtcheeks) March 27, 2020
It only took a crippling worldwide pandemic, but the Red Sox may actually win the Mookie Betts trade https://t.co/u5aJ26YHp5
— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) March 27, 2020
It’s crazy how badly the Red Sox fleeced the Dodgers in the Mookie Betts trade. Gave up prospects for 0 ABs
— Danny Small (@dwsmall8) March 25, 2020
What do you think of this situation? Is there anything the Dodgers can do about it?
The biggest question is what does Mookie Betts think of the situation?
Would he sign a one-year contract and risk injury just to make this right?