Well – Dodgers Nation – how was it? Of course you know I am talking about the day after the night that was monumental in the Dodgers near-term future. The Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox, and everyone is excited about it.
Notably at the front of that line is starting pitcher Walker Buehler. Following the trade, he had a tweet that showed how ecstatic he was to get two new teammates. Now, Buehler joins MLB Network Radio to talk about the whole ordeal.
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First, Buehler does mention that it’s sad to say goodbye to a few teammates he loves. Still, he realizes the magnitude of this deal for his team.
“Obviously moving Joc and now Stripling dampens it. But we are obviously all really excited. To add two players of their caliber [Betts and Price] is a pretty big deal for us.”
When asked about adding Price in particular, he pays a huge compliment to the former Vanderbilt product as well as Clayton Kershaw. Then, Buehler gives recognition to how important pitching has been to Dodgers history.
“Those are two of the best left-handed pitchers in the past 10 to 20 years of baseball. It’s going to be a good time for sure. Pitching has always been a big thing in Los Angeles, and this isn’t going to change that. At the end of the day it’s about winning championships. Our front office has put us in the best position to perform, and we are excited about it.”
It sounds like Buehler speaks for the sum of the roster when he talks about winning a championship now. Finally the Dodgers have the true ammo to do this, and they are the big bad Dodgers once again. Buehler, Betts, Price, and the whole gang will be a part of chasing that dream soon enough.