We all knew Mookie Betts was going to get traded, it was just a matter of when and where to.
With the 2018 American League Most Valuable Player set to hit free agency after the 2020 and him and the Red Sox apparently very far apart on contract discussions, it was inevitable Betts would be traded before he could walk for nothing. And, well, before the Red Sox had to pay him anywhere near the $20 million he’s asking for, something they’re clearly not interested in doing.
On Tuesday night, Betts was traded along with David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for young outfielder Alex Verdugo and prospect Brusdar Graterol, who the Dodgers picked up in exchange for pitcher Kenta Maeda.
If you’re a Red Sox fan? This sucks. But we aren’t Red Sox fans, so who cares? From a Blue Jays fan perspective? This is fantastic.
I mean, to be somewhat fair to the Red Sox, Betts has always stated that he wants to test out free agency, so logic suggests getting something for him before we can walk for nothing is the prudent move.
But that isn’t what …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation