05 Feb 2020 02:04:15
Just posting this for posterity sake:


Red Sox:


My goodness, what an absolute haul for Boston. 12 years of team control (for 2 50+ FV players) for a horrible contract in Price and a rental of Betts.

Red Sox not having to take on a bad contract was a big key. And getting legitimately good young players was even better.

1.) 06 Feb 2020
05 Feb 2020 23:29:54
Good trade overall since the primary objective was to shed payroll. I still think the Red Sox could've gotten more. Verdugo is a great pick up and a future all star. Only time will tell on how this trade works out.

2.) 06 Feb 2020
06 Feb 2020 14:21:30
It's hilarious that my presence is spawning troll accounts. It was a valiant attempt, Insider27. Really good attempt, but not quite close enough.

Try again a little bit harder next time.

3.) 06 Feb 2020
06 Feb 2020 14:30:32
The amount of nonsense about "top 100 prospect lists" is pretty silly. Those lists are compiled by people who don't work for MLB front offices. We don't know where the Red Sox would rank Graterol.

Also, don't forget that Mookie Betts is a rental who is almost all but a sure thing to test free agency. Teams aren't giving up the laughably absurd packages this site has suggested for just one year of him and no guarantee he'll sign an extension (he won't sign an extension) .

Until we know how much money they are sending to LA, we know they shaved over 100M in total dollars, and nearly 50M just for 2020 alone. They got 2 MLB-ready youngsters out of the deal, that's 12 years of service time in exchange for 100M in salary (including a rental) .

I'm not sure what people honestly think the Red Sox could have gotten in return, but they are delusional if they think it's more than this.

4.) 11 Feb 2020
11 Feb 2020 15:52:52
Sorry Thestatbook, you assumed wrong. I just got back from Las Vegas so you might have to search for a different Troll. As for your post, I actually agree with you. I don't see why Bloom is taking so much heat for the return. Price had an awful contract and Betts made it clear he wanted to test FA. To grab two solid guys in Verdugo and Downs, they now can use their flexibility to sign Devers and Benetendi to long term deals.