It’s been a complete mess since the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Twins reportedly agreed on a mega-deal on Tuesday night. The original deal would have sent David Price and Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, Alex Verdugo (from LA) and Brusdar Graterol (from MIN) to the Red Sox, and Kenta Maeda to the Twins.
Late on Wednesday night, multiple reports surfaced stating the Red Sox were concerned with Brusdar Graterol’s medicals and were seeking extra compensation in the deal. To make it easier for everyone, here is a timeline since then:
- The Star Tribune’s LaVelle Neal reports that the Twins have pulled out of the blockbuster between the Red Sox, Dodgers, and Twins and will keep Brusdar Graterol. This was followed by multiple reporters confirming the report.
- Chris Cotillo of MassLive, along with others, report that the Twins have not pulled out of the deal and are working towards a resolution. Multiple reports state that the Twins are unwilling to give the Red Sox the compensation they want and are losing optimism a deal will be agreed upon.
- Jon Heyman reports that the Twins are setting a deadline of Saturday to get the deal resolved.
- Ken Rosenthal adds that some sources have indicated the reasoning behind the delay in the trade talks was due to the negative media reaction that the Red Sox received.
- Alex Speier reports that sources tell him the Twins are likely to back out of the deal. Speier also states that sources tell him that it is ‘more likely than not’ that a deal involving just the Dodgers and Red Sox will be completed.
- Jon Heyman leads the day off with a tweet stating that there has been progress since Saturday in trade talks. Ken Rosenthal later confirms this report adding that the Twins are still in the talks.
- Rosenthal reports the Twins are working hard to please the Dodgers and the Dodgers are working to please the Red Sox in trade talks and that two separate deals is a possibility.
- Jon Heyman reports the Twins and Dodgers side of the deal seems set – Maeda to the Twins and Graterol to LA. The Dodgers are working on a package for the Red Sox in exchange for Price and Betts.
This article will be updated as more information comes out.
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