The blockbuster deal that Dodgers fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. Just hours after it was announced that Max Scherzer was going to the Padres, we got the news that he was actually coming out to Los Angeles.
The deal for Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner is officially happening. The Dodgers have reportedly landed them both in a massive deal that drastically changes the course of the franchise over the next couple of years.
The Max Scherzer-and-Trea Turner-to-the-Dodgers deal is done, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
The blockbuster deal will reportedly consist of several big-name prospects from the Dodgers. They are sending their top 2 in the deal with Keibert Ruiz and Josiah Gray headed out to Washington in the swap. Infielder Donovan Casey is also expected to head out to the Nationals.
The deal required several large hurdles, including approval from Max Scherzer. The veteran hurler has the right to veto any trade, though there is no word yet on if that happened with the Padres. Regardless, Scherzer has already approved the Dodgers deal.
The other piece confirmed by Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty is RHP Gerardo Carrillo. So the Dodgers traded away 2 top prospects that were arguably expendable in the deal and added in their number 17 prospect to get the deal done.
Now with Scherzer in the rotation, the Dodgers boast one of the most powerful starting trios in all of Major League Baseball.