The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds are completing a blockbuster trade that includes Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, as Jeff Passan was the first to report:
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) December 21, 2018
Reds get: Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood, Matt Kemp, Kyle Farmer and $7M
Dodgers get: Homer Bailey, SS/2B Jeter Downs, RHP Josiah Gray.
(Downs is 20, Gray 21. Both are high-round picks who are favorites of scouts.)
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 21, 2018
Of course, this moved money to make the rumors begin…. Bryce Harper to the Dodgers? For what it’s worth, even before this move The Athletic’s Jim Bowden listed the Dodgers as the best realistic fit for Harper.
The Dodgers are experts at baseball money-laundering. They have cleared the slate for Harper, if they can work it out:
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 21, 2018