Dodgers fans woke up on Monday still celebrating their prize in getting Mookie Betts, David Price, and more through trades. Angels fans, on the other hand, woke up to some bad news. As it turns out, the Angels’ owner pulled the trade with Los Angeles over his own frustrations.
More on #Angels–#Dodgers, from sources: LAA’s Moreno grew impatient, pulled deal. Might have revived, but LAD saw it as unneccesary after other two trades changed. Outside chance gets revisited. Per @billplunkettoc, LAD needs to drop two from 40-man before trades become official.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 10, 2020
Having been held in limbo for almost an entire week, Arte Moreno must have felt he was being disrespected by the Dodgers. The deal would have sent Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling, and Andy Pages down to Anaheim in exchange for Luis Rengifo and at least one prospect.
Moreno was not the only one who was not amused by the Dodgers’ willingness to wait out the Betts’ trade. Tony Clark, the executive director for the MLBPA, let the teams know through an official statement that the delay was not fair to any of the players involved. Justin Turner was also not too happy…