Clark on Red Sox trade of Betts: ‘I don’t think it was necessary... we believe Mookie is a generational talent. The idea that he is no longer here is one we didn’t believe was necessary.’
What was going through the heads of rival GMs as the Mookie Betts trade hung in the air? That it's friggin' hard to pull off a three-team trade. I spoke to four GMs -- including the Trademeister himself, Jerry Dipoto -- about why that is:
Breaking: The Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Red Sox that would send Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Dodgers, sources familiar with the deal tell @JeffPassan . Deal is pending medical reviews.
Recap of what has been reported in tonight's blockbuster: Dodgers reportedly get OF Mookie Betts, LHP David Price and cash. Red Sox reportedly get OF Alex Verdugo (from Dodgers) and RHP Brusdar Graterol (from Minnesota). Twins reportedly get RHP Kenta Maeda. Per @JeffPassan
Double hit over Mookie Betts' head while he is being interviewed by ESPN -- "I ain't getting this one, boys" -- ESPN booth cracks up.