Betts trade

So betts and price are going to the dodgers. Nothing has been released on what players the Sox’s will receive.

Honestly the dodgers have such a good farm system that it didn’t really matter who they gave up lmao

They chose Nathan Eovaldi over Mookie Betts

verdugo is off to the redsox

we are getting verdugo and apparently a very intriguing pitching prospect from the twins.

"Brusdar Graterol, who goes from #MNTwins to #RedSox in three-team blockbuster, has many fans in scouting community. Only 21, throws 100+ mph, elite potential. Said one evaluator: “He is a DUDE.” "

this could potentially mean we could trade JBJ now

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

we are getting verdugo and apparently a very intriguing pitching prospect from the twins.

"Brusdar Graterol, who goes from #MNTwins to #RedSox in three-team blockbuster, has many fans in scouting community. Only 21, throws 100+ mph, elite potential. Said one evaluator: “He is a DUDE.” "

They* ......the correct word is "they"

@tomivory23 said in Betts trade:

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

we are getting verdugo and apparently a very intriguing pitching prospect from the twins.

"Brusdar Graterol, who goes from #MNTwins to #RedSox in three-team blockbuster, has many fans in scouting community. Only 21, throws 100+ mph, elite potential. Said one evaluator: “He is a DUDE.” "

They* ......the correct word is "they"

we*

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

@tomivory23 said in Betts trade:

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

we are getting verdugo and apparently a very intriguing pitching prospect from the twins.

"Brusdar Graterol, who goes from #MNTwins to #RedSox in three-team blockbuster, has many fans in scouting community. Only 21, throws 100+ mph, elite potential. Said one evaluator: “He is a DUDE.” "

They* ......the correct word is "they"

we*

You're on the Team? Do you play or are you part of management?

@cvogsfashow said in Betts trade:

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

@tomivory23 said in Betts trade:

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

we are getting verdugo and apparently a very intriguing pitching prospect from the twins.

"Brusdar Graterol, who goes from #MNTwins to #RedSox in three-team blockbuster, has many fans in scouting community. Only 21, throws 100+ mph, elite potential. Said one evaluator: “He is a DUDE.” "

They* ......the correct word is "they"

we*

You're on the Team? Do you play or are you part of management?

we* got Verdugo, it's a fact

The Twins are getting Maeda from the dodgers. Dodgers get Price as well as Betts

What I can’t figure out is Red Sox fans are complaining. Mookie was not going to sign any extensions. He wanted to test free agency and get trout money. But this way. They clear price and mookie and have smaller contracts for Verdugo and the pitcher from the Twins (can’t spell that name). Now at the end of 2020, the Red Sox could pursue mookie in free agency. Plus the Red Sox weren’t going to make the playoffs anyway.

I'd be bummed if I were a Sox fan. If this isn't a white flag for 2020, I don't know what is.

@LankyRyan said in Betts trade:

I'd be bummed if I were a Sox fan. If this isn't a white flag for 2020, I don't know what is.

I am definitely bummed in that regard, but I feel @CONman1505 touched on what we should be happy about...it was a trade that needed to get done to help us going forward...as much as we want to compete in 2020, it would have kept us from competing further in future years

Trading Betts and Price was solely about getting under the luxury tax, nothing more. John Henry didn't want to pay the $10 million penalty, that's it.

The Red Sox acted like a mid market team and traded away their best player for financial reasons.

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

@LankyRyan said in Betts trade:

I'd be bummed if I were a Sox fan. If this isn't a white flag for 2020, I don't know what is.

I am definitely bummed in that regard, but I feel @CONman1505 touched on what we should be happy about...it was a trade that needed to get done to help us going forward...as much as we want to compete in 2020, it would have kept us from competing further in future years

I understand the need to replenish the farm system in today's overvaluing of farm systems. It's interesting that from the sidelines, we're now seeing things from the billionaires' fiscally shrewd perspective, when not that long ago, all of these problems were easily solved in free agency. Teams used to be willing to compensate for a weak farm system by making a splash on the free agent market, and I think in recent years, we've become conditioned to make sense of things in dollar signs and controllable years. At the core of it, none of that should matter. Each and every team can afford to spend in order to win, and I don't understand the new climate of celebrating teams for taking extra effort to avoid winning now in order to maybe win later.

I grew up a Giants fan and couldn't imagine defending my team if they traded Barry Bonds away for two prospects. This trade was great for Dodger fans, good for Twins fans, but should be seen as terrible by Sox fans.

@LankyRyan said in Betts trade:

@Dclnnn said in Betts trade:

@LankyRyan said in Betts trade:

I'd be bummed if I were a Sox fan. If this isn't a white flag for 2020, I don't know what is.

I am definitely bummed in that regard, but I feel @CONman1505 touched on what we should be happy about...it was a trade that needed to get done to help us going forward...as much as we want to compete in 2020, it would have kept us from competing further in future years

I understand the need to replenish the farm system in today's overvaluing of farm systems. It's interesting that from the sidelines, we're now seeing things from the billionaires' fiscally shrewd perspective, when not that long ago, all of these problems were easily solved in free agency. Teams used to be willing to compensate for a weak farm system by making a splash on the free agent market, and I think in recent years, we've become conditioned to make sense of things in dollar signs and controllable years. At the core of it, none of that should matter. Each and every team can afford to spend in order to win, and I don't understand the new climate of celebrating teams for taking extra effort to avoid winning now in order to maybe win later.

I grew up a Giants fan and couldn't imagine defending my team if they traded Barry Bonds away for two prospects. This trade was great for Dodger fans, good for Twins fans, but should be seen as terrible by Sox fans.

really though? you cant use FA every year as a replacement to develop young players... at some point you need to have atleast a few players to develop.

I do also see though, how getting under the luxary tax seems a bit insignificant, as the penalty is not that big at all, and signing mookie is worth more than what that penalty ensues, but is he really worth as much as not only that but 400m+ and the crippling of the development of your young players?

Mookie is turning 28 this year. He wanted 12 years and whatever amount of money. He’ll probably be good for another 5-6 years then fall off like Pujols did. with the angles. Then the Red Sox will be over paying for a declining player. So there’s that too

@CONman1505 said in Betts trade:

Mookie is turning 28 this year. He wanted 12 years and whatever amount of money. He’ll probably be good for another 5-6 years then fall off like Pujols did. with the angles. Then the Red Sox will be over paying for a declining player. So there’s that too

I don't think he will fall of quite like Pujols did, but there is a bit of that factor too as well, yes.

Good thing player regression in real life isn’t like player regression in mlb the show. Lol

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