April 17, 2021

Grading The Mookie Betts Trade (MLB Trade Rumors)


In case you missed it — which, c’mon, you call yourself a MLBTR reader?! — the Red Sox have agreed to send superstar outfielder Mookie Betts to the Dodgers in a deal that also involves the Twins in a significant fashion.

Betts may be a rental player, but he’s an awfully good one, making this is a true blockbuster. Accordingly, it’s imperative that we get the consensus grades from the MLBTR readership — yes, long before we know what will become of the young players included in this deal. (It’s pretty easy to grade trades after the fact, right?)

Let’s set forth each club’s side of the deal, with a corresponding poll:

Los Angeles Dodgers

Give: RHP Kenta Maeda ($12MM through 2023 with significant performance incentives); OF Alex Verdugo (1.078 years MLB service; controllable at least through 2024)

Get: OF Mookie Betts ($27MM in 2020); SP David Price (approximately $48MM through 2022)

Grade:

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