The deal that Dodgers fans patiently waited all winter for has finally come to fruition. It may not have been the deal we all expected, but it is certainly the best-case scenario. On Tuesday, Mookie Betts and David Price got their Dodgers white’s ready to go with a jersey number picked out.
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— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 12, 2020
If this video doesn’t get you hyped for 2020, then nothing will. Mookie stays familiar with his number 50 that he wore all six seasons in Boston. David Price went another direction, choosing number 33 after wearing 14, 24, and 10 in his 12-year big league career.
While it remains to be seen how long Betts and Price will be in Los Angeles, it is incredibly exciting to have them now. And Dodgers fans are not the only ones excited about the opportunity to see them play at Chavez Ravine. Andrew Friedman- the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations- might be just as excited as us.
When it comes to Mookie, it’s definitely the best player I ever have traded for. And probably, he’s the best player I ever will trade for. In regards to David [Price], I have a lot of history with him. I have a ton of respect for him and the way he competes, so it’s going to be good to be back together with him. He’s one of the best teammates I have ever been around. So both those guys are going to add a lot not just on the field, but also in our clubhouse.
There just seems to be a different feeling in the air after a slightly disappointing offseason. And with pitchers and catchers reporting this week, it could not have come at a better time. It’s a good time to be a Dodger fan ladies and gentlemen.