Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman revealed throughout a information convention Wednesday that he mentioned a commerce for Betts final July with Dave Dombrowski, according to Jorge Castillo of the LA Times.
Why did not the commerce occur, although? Friedman says the Crimson Sox stopped discussions with the Dodgers after they went on to win plenty of video games in a row.
It was extensively recognized that the Crimson Sox have been in search of a commerce accomplice on a Betts deal final season, nevertheless it actually is fascinating that they held off due to a win streak. They have to’ve felt they might work out a contract extension with Betts through the offseason — which we now know they could not as a result of the provide of $300 million over 10 years was rejected by the appropriate fielder and countered with a $420 million deal, and Boston refused to pay up.
The brief win streak that stored Betts a member of the Crimson Sox turned out to be of no that means for Boston, as they went 84-78 in 2019 and didn’t make the playoffs after successful the World Collection in 2018. Though he did not deal Betts, Dombrowski was finally fired, and in flip, Chaim Bloom was chosen as their new chief of baseball operations in October. Bloom finally was the one who pulled the set off on the Betts commerce.
Whereas the Crimson Sox did obtain Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs and Connor Wong in trade for Betts and Value, there is not any phrase on what Friedman was providing for the duo in July of 2019. Might it have been extra? Probably, particularly contemplating the Dodgers excessive want to convey a World Collection title again to LA. Might it have been much less? That is attainable, too.
However, we’ll in all probability by no means know the reply.
Dave Dombrowski nearly traded Mookie Betts to the Dodgers last season initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston