Dodgers: Mookie Betts Trade Currently Waiting on Twins; May Be Reconfigured

Are you tired of this yet? Are you one of the folks that’s worried that the big trade might fall through?

If you’ve been living under a rock, I’m of course referring to the current three-team trade between the Dodgers, Twins, and Red Sox that would bring Mookie Betts and David Price to Los Angeles. The trade that’s been on hold for close to three days now.

It seems that the majority of voters on our Dodgers Nation Twitter feel it will go through…

… but there’s still that concern in the back of the minds of some. Now, MLB insiders are providing us all with the latest updates, and it seems mostly positive.

First, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tells us that the hope is that the three teams currently involved can still work out a deal, even if it means Minnesota adding another prospect to the equation.

However, it seems that Twins brass doesn’t want to budge.

Heyman continued on to say that if Minnesota can’t agree on a middle ground with Boston, the Sox and Dodgers are ready to continue on without them — either as a traditional two-team trade or with a new third team involved.

Of course, Los Angeles already has another trade waiting in the wings with the Anaheim Angels. There is a small chance that those three clubs could put their collective heads together to make something work, but that seems less likely. It should be noted in that Dodgers/Angels trade — which includes Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling going to Anaheim — one potential hang up was absolved this morning as Pederson’s 2020 contract status became settled by an arbiter.

Back to the Betts blockbuster, former MLB GM Jim Bowden joined MLB Network radio to add his two cents on the hold up in the deal.

In short, it’s complicated.

While some in the industry feel this deal (and the Angels deal) gets done by end of day Friday, that’s not a guarantee.

The long and winding road of this story may soon be reaching its end — and we’re all hopeful that it does.

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