Already, the Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has said that the whole Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling trade to the Angels was ‘awkward‘.
Apparently, ‘awkward’ is the correct verbiage for the situation surrounding the trade that never happened. Indeed, Pederson recently spoke with Bill Plunkett of the OC Register as well as Jorge Castillo of the LA Times about the situation.
Joc Pederson said it wasn’t until 30 minutes before #Dodgers announced trade with Boston that he knew he wasn’t being traded. “It was kind of up in the air the whole time … Until that happened I honestly thought I was going to be on the Angels.”
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) February 15, 2020
First, Pederson believed he was a goner like the rest of us. For example, how many of you pictured Pederson wearing his customary shades in Angels red like I did? It seemed like it could work, hitting behind Mike Trout in the order.
Pederson tells Plunkett that he believed it to be a done deal.
“It was kind of up in the air the whole time. Until it happened, I thought I was going to be on the Angels.”
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