June 25, 2021

Bowden: Early trade grades for the Dodgers, Red Sox and Twins in the Mookie Betts deal (The Athletic)


The trade:

Dodgers get RF Mookie Betts, LHP David Price and cash

Red Sox get OF Alex Verdugo and RHP Brusdar Graterol

Twins get RHP Kenta Maeda

Los Angeles Dodgers

Grade: A

The Dodgers made one of the most lopsided trades for a superstar player in baseball history. They gave up only two players from their major-league roster and zero prospects from their farm system to land one of the top five position players in the game in Mookie Betts along with veteran starter David Price, and also got the Red Sox to pay a significant chunk of Price’s salary.

Betts, 27, was the American League Most Valuable player in 2018, when he led the Red Sox to a World Championship. He is a four-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Award winner and three-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He’s finished in the top eight in MVP voting in four consecutive years.

Betts can beat you in every possible way, with his glove, arm, range, hit tool,…

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