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#pounditWednesday, October 27, 2021

JD Martinez is still not a fan of Boston’s Mookie Betts trade

JD Martinez

After a delay, the Boston Red Sox concluded the trade that sent Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. While the prospect return looks better than the one they were getting before, that’s not enough to satisfy one player.

Outfielder J.D. Martinez, who did not hide his dissatisfaction when news of the initial Betts deal initially came out, did not feel any better about the restructured deal after news of the agreement was reported.

Basically, he’s still not a fan. Neither are many Red Sox fans, and it’s hard to blame them. The Red Sox may still be fairly good next year, but Martinez signed on to win titles, and trading an MVP is not the message you want to send a player with that mindset.

There has been some chatter that the outcry over the initial Betts deal stalled out because the Red Sox were put off by the negative reaction from fans and media. This one looks likely to go through, but don’t expect fans to like it any more than the first one.

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