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Dodgers: What is the Holdup in the Max Scherzer Trade?

It’s taking a while, but there are a few reasons why it will take time.



Things were starting to get a little stressful around the Dodgers fanbase. Following another loss to the Giants on Thursday afternoon, news broke that the Padres had acquired Nationals’ starting pitcher Max Scherzer. Then things started to feel REAL bad. 

Luckily, that rumor proved to be inaccurate. It was announced just a few hours later that the Dodgers were closing in on a deal for not just Scherzer, but also shortstop Trea Turner. Calling it a mood changer would be an understatement. 

Details of the deal continued to pour in throughout the night before a package appeared to be settled on. But the deal was never made officially by any source and that led many to wonder why. But there could be a number of reasons the Dodgers don’t officially have them quite yet. 

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The Dodgers are obviously sending a number of prospects in the deal. From the Nationals’ side of things, they would obviously need to review the medicals to ensure that they picked the right guys for their future. They’re literally selling off franchise pieces, so they will go through those reports thoroughly. 

In addition to that, the Dodgers also need to inform guys of the movement and make those arrangements. There are a LOT of moving parts in this deal, but it should be made official at some point today. The MLB trade deadline is today at 1:00 pm Los Angeles time. 

Don’t worry Dodgers fans, there is no reason to be concerned that the deal won’t happen at this point. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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