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      02-05-2020, 08:11 AM   #1
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Mookie / Price to LAD

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As a Sox fan, Iím ok with it. Not so much because I care about the salary cap situation, but I donít expect the team to win this year, and I donít expect them to spent $400M or whatever it takes to re-sign him next off season. Might as well get something back for him better than a compensatory pick and two young MLB-ready / near ready players sound good to me. I actually thought they should have traded him last year to maximize return, but they also got rid of Priceís contract, or at least a portion of it (not sure how much cash is going to LAD).

Seems like a no-brainer for LAD. If Betts help them finally win a WS and then walks, no big deal. They have the depth to backfill or $$$ to spend. Taking on Price (net of any cash from Sox) is just the cost of doing business. I think this is a Win-Win for both teams.
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I'm still unsure, but was Joc going to the Angels part of this deal???
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I'm still unsure, but was Joc going to the Angels part of this deal???
The Mookie deal may have precipitated that one, but it was a separate deal between LAD and LAA:

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...rs-sources-say
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I don’t understand how Boston could let Mookie go. I get the whole luxury tax. However, you have one of the best all around players in the game. You signed Evoldi, and Sale, to long term contracts, that I think are bad. Boston, your a big market team. You do whatever it takes to keep players like Mookie. However, if he wants $400m then bye, bye. Now, as a YANKEE fan, I’m glad to see him go. Maybe we see him in October.
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I donít understand how Boston could let Mookie go. I get the whole luxury tax. However, you have one of the best all around players in the game. You signed Evoldi, and Sale, to long term contracts, that I think are bad. Boston, your a big market team. You do whatever it takes to keep players like Mookie. However, if he wants $400m then bye, bye. Now, as a YANKEE fan, Iím glad to see him go. Maybe we see him in October.
They reportedly offered him 10/300 and he countered with 12/420.

https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/red...contract-talks

Who knows whatís true. Maybe they could have found a middle ground. But they have been trying to sign him for a few years without finding it and 12/420 seems outrageous to me. Heís a great player but 10-12 years is a very long time.

He has said he liked Boston but wanted to go to free agency. I suppose they could try to get him back if LAD donít lock him up long term before the end of the season, but that seems extremely unlikely.
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12/$420m. Adios Mookie, enjoy LA. I don't blame Boston for trading him.
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Sox have done well for a good stretch. Time to retool and start over. The NYY are going to be the ALE winners by a long shot this season. If they don't walk away with it, something is very wrong there.

The LAD will still find a way to eff it all up. I'm thinking NYY will be WS champs this year. And this is from a lifelong Sox fan who runs a Sox discussion forum.
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