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Dodgers: Dave Roberts Not Concerned for Mookie Betts on Cheating Scandal



With MLB’s ongoing investigation into the Boston Red Sox for cheating expected to wrap up over the next week or two, the potential for an awkward situation could find its way to the Dodgers’ clubhouse.

But manager Dave Roberts tells Joel Sherman of the New York Post that he’s not concerned.

Here’s what Doc said to the NY-based publication.

I know with our front office, we do a lot of our due diligence before we make a deal. We have no questions or any concerns, none at all.

In fact, MLB assured the Dodgers they should not worry before completing the January trade.

Of course, the Red Sox are under investigation for cheating in 2018, and potentially into the playoffs and World Series against the Dodgers that season. Moreover, trade acquisitions Mookie Betts and David Price both played key roles on that club.

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Indeed it could lead to an awkward locker room if MLB commissioner Rob Manfred implicates the Sox the same way he did with the Houston Astros. However, even if Boston is indicted, LA feels confident that it won’t be an issue going forward. Dodger veteran and clubhouse leader Justin Turner told Sherman “no, no — our goal is to win a championship and everyone in the room is going to contribute to that.”

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Additionally, Joel Sherman touches on the players involved in trade rumors that were nixed — namely Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling — returning to the team adding to the potential for another angle of awkwardness in the clubhouse. However, Roberts feels that’s a non-issue.

It is very fair, but I do believe if you spend any extended time with our guys that question would be answered. Our guys have really come together pretty quickly.

The overarching narrative of the New York Post article was that from injuries to awkwardness, nothing can cripple the Dodgers in their quest for a championship in 2020. Indeed, it seems that nothing can.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. Mookie may have been someone that didn’t want to know the signs he did have a poor stat line if I remember correctly

    • Mookie had a bad world series hitting 217 only 1 hr.I may be wrong but he didn’t do good.That’s why I said he won’t make the dicference.

  2. So what if Mookie didn”t use the signs,he stayed quiet.And a lot of players spoke out on the cheating Astros except red Sox players cause they cheated too.But now stupid commissioner won”t come out and say the truth after he ended up looking like a stupid no balls moron.on the light punishment to astros.

    • You should, we all should, wait and see what the report is on the Bosox . Let’s not spout off until the truth does come out. Yes I wonder why it’s taking so long but it will be done.

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