Why the Mookie Betts trade is making so many baseball fans angry

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The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finalized. And Boston, you know they'll be back.

It's a transformative move for both the Red Sox and the Dodgers organizations.

He was the American League MVP in 2018, when he batted.346 with 32 homers, 30 stolen bases, and a whopping 1.078 OPS while also becoming a World Series champion.

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Boston won the World Series in 2018 but missed out on the postseason past year, firing GM Dave Dombrowski in September and manager Alex Cora in January for his role in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal.

This deal also rids Boston of David Price's contact, which still has three years and $96 million remaining. The Red Sox will pay down significant cash on Price's contract.

Mookie Betts, 27, will go to the Dodgers.

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Betts - a four-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove Award victor and three-time Silver Slugger - tallied 29 home runs, 135 runs and 176 hits after 597 at-bats with an 80 RBI last season. Just in the a year ago, Los Angeles has added Jalen Ramsey, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Anthony Davis - and now Betts. Betts was named the 2018 AL MVP and has spent the entirety of his six-year career in Boston.

The third team in the trade is the Minnesota Twins, who will get starting pitcher Kenta Maeda from the Dodgers. The Twins planned to use the flamethrower as a reliever this season, but the 21-year-old is expected to be a starter in the long term.

Now that Mookie Betts is going to be a Dodger, Buster Olney questions whether Los Angeles has enough to win a championship.

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