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Nik:

Well might as well start this off with a nutty trade:

To Dodgers: Mookie Betts, David Price
To Twins: Kenta Maeda
To Red Sox: Alex Verdugo, Brusdar Graterol

So, to cap it off, an incredibly profitable team in a huge market traded one of the best players in the world because they didn't want to pay the luxury tax and be slightly less profitable. What a scam the owners are pulling these days.

Dappleganger:
I can't explain the impetus for this move from Boston's perspective.
 

Nik:

To top it off, the Dodgers are apparently only paying 1/2 of Price's salary and to make room for Betts in the outfield traded Joc Pederson to the Angels.

The Dodgers might be real good.

bustaheims:

--- Quote from: Dappleganger on February 05, 2020, 12:32:50 AM ---I can't explain the impetus for this move from Boston's perspective.

--- End quote ---

Nope. I get moving Price - he wasn't providing value for money - but Betts is a perennial MVP candidate. You pay that kind of guy and keep him around. Verdugo is a good young outfielder, and will cover a good portion of what Betts brought, but, he's not enough of a return to justify moving out your best player.

Nik:

I mean, if you're looking for a baseball reason beyond saving money on the tax, you won't find one.

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