May 14, 2021

Mookie Betts: Get to Know the Dodgers’ New Superstar Outfielder (Dodgers Nation)



After months (more accurately years) of rumors, Twitter bickering, and a carnival of delays that seemed to put the whole off-season in danger, The Big Move has finally happened. Andrew Friedman, in a stupendous about-face from his humbling at the Winter Meetings, pulled off an unthinkable heist by acquiring Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox for a handful of prospects. 

Especially at a time when the LeBron Lakers and Kawhi/George Clippers are soaring, it’s the kind of superstar pick up the Dodgers have needed in recent years, and makes them into a whole new team. It also comes after a tumultuous stretch when L.A. really needed some good news for a change. 

While it’s easy (and warranted) to get swept away in the excitement, it’s important to take a moment and parse through just why it’s such a seismic transaction. Here’s a primer on Mookie Betts. 

Basics

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Betts was drafted by Boston in the fifth round in 2011. He made his…

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