319 games and 14.2 WAR in 2.5 seasons and 1 World Series win with LA. He has had some minor injuries and who knows how he will hold up down the road, but it's OK to acknowledge Mookie has still been fantastic with the Dodgers.I voted 80%, a lot of this hate is unjustified.
-Betts is already showing signs of breaking down. 2 of his 3 worst SLG % years are the last. Missed 60 games the last 2 years too. You may very well be a solid player for a few more years, but walking away from that deal is slowly starting to look good.
They also landed him on a massively deferred deal that is pretty reasonable in the context of the league. Fangraphs has Mookie as worth 105.8M over his time with the Dodgers and they have paid him only 14.5M/season each of the last 2 years given all the deferrals.
It's likely not to end well, like a lot of these super long contracts. But no need to pretend it's been anything other a massive win for the Dodgers to this point (Verdugo with 5.5 WAR and I assume the rest of the trade has been essentially zero).
The Red Sox made a comical offer in spring training, decided not to trade Xander during the season to get some value, and ended up making an offer that was 120M short (plus behind multiple teams).-Given his decline in SLG, and inconsistent fielding giving Xander more than 4 years was/is foolish. Contracts are for future performance, not the past or sentimentality. Sometimes you have to know when to walk away even if it's cold hearted. Reverse tge situation, if Xander came from SD would you be happy with this signing/commitment? I know I'd be lukewarm at best.
Even if you don't like Xander the player, this sequence of events is nonsensical. At best, they BADLY misread the market. Not a great sign, especially for a big market team that should be in the mix for these high priced players.
John Henry Burner Account?