Lately, Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers has gained steam once again. In addition, president of baseball Andrew Friedman hinted at Dodgers’ Fanfest that more deals could be coming.
Remember, on Wednesday MLB insider Buster Olney gave it his personal rating of 8.5 on a 10 scale of taking place. Now Ken Rosenthal and Jon Heyman are singing the virtues of of this very blockbuster going down.
First, take a look at the MLB Network video with Rosenthal.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 30, 2020
Rosenthal says there are many moving parts. Also, there’s a contender for Betts’ services within the same division.
“When you talk about a trade of this magnitude, you’re talking about all kinds of combinations. Our understanding is that the Dodgers are quite serious, as the San Diego Padres are quite serious. Remember at the start of the week, I said this thing had some momentum. Now, I can’t predict for certain that it is going to result in a trade; but chances at this moment are perhaps better than they have been this entire off-season.”
By comparison, Jon Heyman was on his iPhone early Thursday morning reporting the reasoning behind the Dodgers ‘strongly’ in the mix. Take a look at his reasoning, and decide for yourself if this is enough for the Dodgers to pull the trigger.
Hearing Dodgers remain strongly in mix for Mookie. 1. They have great prospects. 2. Unlike SD they are a clear WS contender. 3. Baseball prez Andrew Friedman worked with new Red Sox GM Bloom 10 plus yrs in Tampa. 4. AF also knows David Price from Tampa. 5. Again, great prospects.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 30, 2020
Sometimes, it feels like MLB Insiders are like weatherman. Sensationalism seems to sell in terms of blockbuster trade talk. Therefore, they’re going to report stuff like this and highlight every possibility. Certainly talks are ongoing, but it’s truly hard to gauge how great the chances are of this actually happening.
Up until now, there has been a ton of talk that has amounted to little substance. It does seem some traction is being gained, so that is a positive for those that want to see Betts in Los Angeles. And for those who are starved for a baseball championship, who wouldn’t be?