Tuesday night’s Mookie Betts trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers left the block decidedly busted. But this wasn’t the first time the Boston Red Sox shipped out a star over supposed fiscal concerns. In fact, none of this is new for Boston; this might be the rule rather than the exception. Continue reading “What’s old is new again: Revisiting 1981 in the wake of trading Mookie”
Boston’s rebuild starts with a spreadsheet move, while Los Angeles charts a course for another decade of pennant contention.
Wherein the author discloses his inaugural IBWAA award ballot. Just like all the big-name baseball writers out there.
Ahead of a first-versus-first series between eastern-division powers, we take a look at Boston’s Mookie Betts and Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman, two ballplayers who have been consistent like clockwork for their contending teams.