Brace yourself, baseball fans. Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of becoming even better than they were last season.
The Dodgers have been in the thick of the race to land Scherzer, but they’ve had competition. The Padres were once considered the favorites. But it looks like the Dodgers are closing strong and on the verge of acquiring Scherzer and Turner.
It’s safe to say this would turn the baseball world upside down.
BREAKING: The Los Angeles Dodgers are making significant progress on a deal that would send them star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a prospect-laden return, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
It’s not a done deal just yet, though. The Dodgers need to send the Nats a whole bunch of elite prospects. The Nationals aren’t going to give up Max Scherzer and Trea Turner for free.
Regardless, baseball fans aren’t thrilled with Passan’s latest report. The defending champs are going to be even better if they can complete a deal with the Nationals.
Take a look at how baseball fans are reacting to the latest news surrounding the Dodgers, Scherzer, Turner and the Nats.
Wait, both of them??? Wow. Just Wow. Ok, back to the NBA. But I mean really?? Both of them??? https://t.co/5QFpSOHIce
— Dan Miller (@DanMillerFox2) July 30, 2021
Before 2021, no team had ever had 3 Cy Young Award winners and 3 MVPs appear for them in a season. IF the Dodgers acquire Max Scherzer, they'd have 4 Cy Young award winners and 4 MVPs appear for them this season. https://t.co/hPiDGT1qNd
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 30, 2021
Not what you want to see https://t.co/gvVGLdIDTX
— Red Sox Nation (@SoxFanNation) July 30, 2021
Can we not do this https://t.co/AliAdEDMzR
— Haley Cruse (@haley_crusee) July 30, 2021
dear god WHAT https://t.co/3CeTTabISl
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) July 30, 2021
This will be truly unfair and I am not excited. https://t.co/g3KPEYmmbr
— Taññer Davis (@iTannerDavis) July 30, 2021
Holy mother of God. https://t.co/fFERqpdiVY
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 30, 2021
smh, everyone in LA just wants to steal the spotlight https://t.co/ZcX3Cmkqve
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) July 30, 2021
It’s easy to hate the Dodgers for assembling a super team. But the reality is they’re probably just willing to give up way more than others.
The Nationals want as many assets they can acquire in giving up Max Scherzer and, in this case, Trea Turner. Props to the Dodgers for selling the house to win now as opposed to being conservative.