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#1421 DJ MC

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:48 AM

https://twitter.com/...169354196221953

 

Feels like Boston’s Winter of Waffling could be a factor in the delayed mega deal. Getting under the threshold seemed like a mandate at times, only a goal at other times. Feels like there’s been inner conflict all along, and trade blowback caused conflict to resurface. #Mookie

 

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 10:53 AM

Ya hate to see it

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 03:24 PM

The Twins are pulling out of the trade.


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Posted 08 February 2020 - 04:16 PM

The Red Sox and Dodgers will probably still fulfill their part of the trade. But what will likely be needed is another third team or additional players in what is now a two-team mix.



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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:06 PM

Red Sox end up getting a better deal. Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 09:36 PM

I just don’t get why the Red Sox didn’t get the most possible for Betts and then deal Price in a separate deal.

Price as 3/48 would be attractive to teams imo. You may not get a lot for him but you could certainly have moved him, while also getting more for Betts.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:51 AM

I just don’t get why the Red Sox didn’t get the most possible for Betts and then deal Price in a separate deal.

Price as 3/48 would be attractive to teams imo. You may not get a lot for him but you could certainly have moved him, while also getting more for Betts.

 

Since the whole point (despite all of the "he's DEFINITELY leaving" stuff) was the salary relief, they likely didn't want to risk not being able to pull off a deal. Then you've lost Betts and didn't even achieve your primary goal.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:55 PM

This was about Friedman trying to pull a fast one over on his protege, Chaim Bloom. Except Bloom didn't blink. 



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:19 PM

This was about Friedman trying to pull a fast one over on his protege, Chaim Bloom. Except Bloom didn't blink. 

 

What are you talking about?  

 

The prospect the Red Sox balked at for medical reasons came from the Twins.



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 03:36 PM

What are you talking about?  

 

The prospect the Red Sox balked at for medical reasons came from the Twins.

 

And the Dodgers got an even better deal the second time.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:29 PM

What are you talking about?  

 

The prospect the Red Sox balked at for medical reasons came from the Twins.

 

Of course. However, it doesn't take five days for a Red Sox doctor to read the MRI results of a MLB pitcher. Boston let it be known this guy aint going to cut it, and what's really going on there is this was Chaim Bloom talking to Andrew Friedman (by way of the Twins' GM, Thad Levine).

 

The real deal here was Betts and Price for acceptable parts coming back. The Twins were cover for Friedman to not have to spend from at or near the top of the deck of Dodgers' prospects. 

 

That's why it took so long. And Friedman blinked. 



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:51 PM

And the Dodgers got an even better deal the second time.

Not so sure, they had to give up Jeter Downs, who is a good prospect.  


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:27 PM

However, it doesn't take five days for a Red Sox doctor to read the MRI results of a MLB pitcher. 

 

That's why the reports of them not liking the medicals came out almost right away.  It took the remainder of the time to work out the details of how they were going to keep the trade together while replacing one of the key players going to Boston.   Dodgers sent different prospects to Boston and instead they get the Comp B pick and Graterol.  

 

Matter of opinion on whether Downs and Wong are better or worse than Graterol (and the pick).  MLB ranks Graterol as #53 and Downs as #87.  Wong is barely inside the Dodgers top-30 so he doesn't seem like somebody widely valued.



#1434 Mackus

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:28 PM

Not so sure, they had to give up Jeter Downs, who is a good prospect.  

 

But now they get Graterol, who himself is a good prospect, and the Comp B pick.  






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