Mookie to L.A.

Trade sends waves across league


Boston Red Sox

Betts is a World Series champion, two-time Silver Slugger, three-time Gold Glove, and a league MVP and is only 27 years old.

Tim Tschoepe, Sports Editor

A league shaking trade occurred in Major League Baseball involving two of the most storied franchises in league history.

ESPN baseball analyst Jeff Passon reported Mookie Betts was headed from the Boston Red Sox to the L.A. Dodgers in a three-team trade. The trade included two-time ERA leader and Cy Young award winner David Price and cash considerations (to balance the Betts contract) being shipped to Los Angeles, and in return the Red Sox received Alex Verdugo and minor league prospects, Connor Wong and Jeter Downs.

The third team in this trade is the Minnesota Twins. It’s a little hard to explain why or what role the Twins play in this move, but one thing is certain: they did receive Kenta Meada from the Dodgers for virtually nothing.

Betts highlights the trade and makes this this trade huge in the major leagues. At 27, Betts is a World Series champion, two-time Silver Slugger,  three-time Gold Glove, and a League MVP.. The move makes the Dodgers the favorite to represent the National League West and makes them seem like a powerhouse in the National League.

Betts brings his clubhouse presence and play on the field to  stacked Dodger team, not to mention they now have made a move to counter the Garrett Cole signing by the Yankees.

Betts joins Cody Bellenger, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, and A.J. Pollock and is expected to bat lead off in the line up.

All these moves set the Dodgers up to be all in for 2020 after not being able to finish in both 2017 and 2018.

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