Dodgers News: The Astros Scandal Hits a New Low, Mookie and Price Meet LA, Awkward Trade Rumors, and More!
In what has been an INSANELY busy week for the Dodgers and baseball in general, it’s easy to get lost and miss some big time news stories.
For examples, the Astros’ cheating scandal had a wild week, still leading the way for the biggest sports story out there. First, over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal shed more light on some things the MLB report missed. Our friend Jomboy helped sort it all out.
Jomboy Updates on Astros Cheating Against Dodgers, MLB; Challenges Hinch & Buzzers
After this hit, a report broke that both the Dodgers and MLB villain Alex Cora helped the Washington Nationals in the World Series.
MLB News: Alex Cora Warned Nationals About Houston Astros’ Sign Stealing, Per Report
Then the big one hit. The Astros plainly swung and missed at their first opportunity to handle this scandal at spring training.
Dodgers Will Not Receive An Apology From the Astros
Astros Cheating Scandal: Baseball Reacts on Social Media to Houston’s Awkward Presser
In more positive news, the Dodgers finally got their man!
At an introductory press conference this week, there was plenty said about the addition of Mookie Betts, and David Price.
Dodgers: Mookie Betts Talks Cody Bellinger, Ping Pong With Kersh
Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Happy to Have David Price the Teammate in LA
Dodgers: Dave Roberts Stops Short of Naming Mookie Betts in the Leadoff Spot
Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Talks About Mookie Betts’ Fit with Club
Dodgers: Mookie Betts Message for Latino Fans, Plus Love for Soccer
Dodgers: David Price Talks About His Wrist and Health Outlook
Importantly, while there’s a noticeable buzz in the air (not like the one under Altuve’s jersey) with Betts and Price heading to camp with the Dodgers, we did lose at least one very important piece of the 2019 team.
Dodgers: Alex Verdugo Says Goodbye To LA in Heartfelt Message on Social Media
While that trade is over and done, another trade that did not happen became real awkward and uncomfortable for most involved.
Dodgers: Andrew Friedman Calls Pederson, Stripling Trade Rumors Awkward
Speaking of awkward, manager Dave Roberts addressed an elephant in the room on day 0.
Dodgers: Dave Roberts Addresses Joc Pederson, AJ Pollock, and Left Field