Mark Sheldon, beat writer for MLB.com just dropped this bombshell on Twitter:
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) December 7, 2015
That’s what I’m hearing, too, at least the first part.
What that means, who knows? The Dodger position players aren’t a great fit for the Reds. Chapman as a second closer for the Dodgers doesn’t really make perfect sense, either. Maybe the Reds are talking to a different team. Maybe it’s a three-way deal.
Wise advice: While it’s fun to run with the media reports, don’t believe what you read on the internet until you hear it directly from a team involved.
Jayson Stark (ESPN) implies that the Dodgers may not agree the deal isn’t done.
Not sure what to make of this. But Reds telling teams they haven't yet agreed to trade Aroldis Chapman to LA. I don't think Dodgers agree
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 7, 2015