Effectively Wild Episode 1496: The Mookie Betts Breakdown

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley break down the three-team Mookie Betts blockbuster, analyzing the historic strangeness of a player as good and young as Mookie being moved, what it means for the Red Sox and Dodgers competitively and financially, how Red Sox fans must feel about Betts (and David Price) being traded, why the Red Sox wanted to move Mookie and whether their reasons are sound, and what the Sox got back in Brusdar Graterol and Alex Verdugo (plus banter about the Twins’ acquisition of Kenta Maeda, the corresponding Dodgers-Angels trade involving Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling, and Luis Rengifo, the Astros hiring James Click as their new GM, and Rays execs and internet nerds taking over teams).

Audio intro: Grateful Dead, "He’s Gone"
Audio outro: Brian Eno, "Here He Comes"

Link to Ben on the Betts trade
Link to Dan’s Mookie post
Link to order The MVP Machine

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