February 2020 - Los Angeles Dodgers Wiretap

Arte Moreno Nixed Joc Pederson Trade With Dodgers

Feb 18, 2020 9:10 AM

Arte Moreno says he nixed the proposed trade that would have seen the Los Angeles Angels acquire Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Moreno added that the Angels could still make an even bigger trade if given the chance this season.

The trade was called off while a blockbuster between the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox was delayed for several days.

"It wasn't all impatience," Moreno said. "There were other things involved, too. ... I just would rather not talk about it. That wasn't going to happen, and it's not happening."

Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Andrew Friedman Had Eye On Mookie Betts For 'A Long Time'

Feb 13, 2020 8:07 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to trade for Mookie Betts last summer, according to Andrew Friedman.

However, the Red Sox, then still under the direction of Dave Dombrowski, got hot and decided against trading Betts.

"It goes back a long time, from afar," Friedman said of his fascination with Betts. "He may wanna get a restraining order against me."

Friedman also hopes to keep Betts for more than one season.

"We obviously know that his team control is up after 2020," he said of Betts, who will make $27 million in his final season before free agency. "We're hoping that he falls in love with the team, the city, the fans and wants to be here for a long time."

Alden Gonzalez/ESPN

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Twins Acquire Kenta Maeda In New Deal With Dodgers

Feb 10, 2020 8:59 AM

The Minnesota Twins have acquired Kenta Maeda and cash from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Brusdar Graterol, outfield prospect Luke Raley and the 67th pick in the 2020 draft, according to a source.

A trade sending Maeda to the Twins was originally part of the blockbuster trade sending Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox, Dodgers Finalize Mookie Betts Trade

Feb 10, 2020 7:56 AM

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a trade that will send Mookie Betts and David Price to the National League, according to sources.

The Dodgers will send Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong to the Red Sox.

A three-team deal was agreed upon almost one week ago, but the Red Sox were concerned about a medical report for pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol, who was originally part of the deal.

The reworked deal also has the Red Sox paying half of the $96 million left on Price's deal.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Trade Sending Joc Pederson To Angels Now Off

Feb 10, 2020 7:51 AM

A trade that would have sent Joc Pederson to the Los Angeles Angels is now off, according to sources.

The deal, which had been agreed to last week, was hung up while the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox worked out the details of the Mookie Betts trade.

The Betts deal was completed Sunday, but the Angels and Dodgers couldn't finalize the Pederson trade.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Prospect's Health Holding Up Mookie Betts Trade

Feb 6, 2020 8:33 AM

The three-team trade that would send Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers is being held up because of questions regarding the health of one player involved in the deal, according to sources.

Officials from the teams involved still expect the deal to be completed.

The deal was verbally agreed to on Tuesday night, but the Red Sox are concerned by a medical review of pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol.

In addition to Betts and Price going to the Dodgers, the Red Sox were set to receive Alex Verdugo and Graterol, while the Minnesota Twins would get Kenta Maeda.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Acquire Joc Pederson From Dodgers

Feb 5, 2020 7:40 AM

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Joc Pederson from the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to sources.

The deal was completed shortly after the Dodgers landed Mookie Betts in a blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox.

Pederson will be the free agent after the 2020 season.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Agree To Acquire Mookie Betts, David Price From Red Sox

Feb 4, 2020 9:21 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to acquire Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox.

The deal is pending medical reviews.

The Red Sox decided this offseason to shop Betts due to ownership's reluctance to pay the competitive balance tax.

Alex Verdugo will be the centerpiece of the trade coming back to Boston.

Betts won the 2018 American League MVP and could command a contract this winner in excess of $400 million.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Red Sox May Be Nearing Decision On Mookie Betts

Feb 3, 2020 9:15 AM

The Boston Red Sox may be nearing a decision on the future of Mookie Betts.

The Red Sox could decide "within the next few days," according to a report.

They have continued to discuss potential trades with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, and the talks have reached "a relatively advanced stage," though Boston hasn't asked either team for its last and best offer.

Alex Speier/Boston Globe

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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