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Dodgers acquire Mookie Betts and David Price from Red Sox

LA makes the blockbuster trade. Three-way trade with Alex Verdugo to Boston, Kenta Maeda to Minnesota. Related trade sends Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling to Anaheim.

World Series - Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Five (G) Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Well, ladies and gentlemen, they did it.

After a fairly quiet few months from the Dodgers, they made arguably the biggest splash of the offseason on Tuesday night. Jeff Passan reported that the Dodgers have acquired four-time All-Star and the 2018 A.L. MVP Mookie Betts and the 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price from the Boston Red Sox.

Betts, 27, has one year remaining on his contract. Whether or not the Dodgers have any intent to sign him long-term is unclear. However, that doesn’t really matter right now, because LA just added one of the best all around players in the game of baseball.

Over the last four seasons, Betts has established himself as a top five player in the MLB. Since 2016, Betts has a slash of .305/.382/.535/.917. He’s hit 116 home runs, driven in 375 runs and scored 487 of his own. Additionally, he’s swiped 98 bases as well.

On top of having one of the best bats in baseball, he adds arguably one of the best gloves. He's won a Gold Glove Award each of the last four seasons, including a Wilson Overall Defensive Player of the Year Award.

With Price, he is owned $96 million over the next three seasons, and it looks like they’ll have to pay about only half of it.

He is coming off a 7-5 season, where he posted a 4.28 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. In 107 13 innings, he struck out 128 and walked 32. His strikeout-per-nine of 10.7 was the highest of his career.

He’s been one of the better pitchers over the course of the last decade. Since 2010, he has gone 140-73 with a 3.24 ERA. Though he isn’t the pitcher of old, he’ll fit nicely into the starting rotation behind Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw.

There’s only a handful of true five-tool players in baseball, and Betts is one of them. The Dodgers now have three former MVPs on their team in Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger and Betts. They have arguably the deepest lineup in baseball, and will likely become the new World Series favorites.

Kenta Maeda will be heading to the Minnesota Twins in the reported three-team deal.

It appears that Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling will be heading to the Angels, as part of a different trade with Luis Rengifo part of the return.