Dodgers News: Minnesota and Boston Trade on Life Support, Affecting Betts Trade

In short, the Boston Red Sox and their new general manager are being difficult. Right now, the report out of Minnesota is not a positive one. LaVelle Neal covers the Twins, and he is saying that the organization is pulling out of their leg of the Brusdar Graterol for Kenta Maeda swap which would, of course, send Mookie Betts to Los Angeles.

However, Jon Heyman came back over top of that report just a minute later. What this means is that the deal is likely not completely dead, but on life support. Furthermore, Heyman says that the Twins have tried to sweeten the deal in order for Boston to just agree to the swap for the young reliever.

Heyman says that an end of Saturday deadline has been set by the Twins for this to be completed. Otherwise, Minnesota is out. What this would mean is the Dodgers would need another avenue to acquire Mookie Betts and David Price. And the domino effect is on from there.

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic added his two cents in a series of tweets.

Really, it’s easy to speculate and read between the lines a little bit. Boston’s new general manager could have gotten cold feet after the media backlash saying the Red Sox got too little in return for the superstar Betts.

After hearing this, he wanted to pull out of the trade without completely looking like he is no good to do business with. Right now, the situation is fluid; but these are the facts we have to go on.

Keep your fingers crossed, Dodgers fans. It could be a tough couple of days.

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