We finally have clarity on the outcome of the trade(s) involving Mookie Betts, Kenta Maeda, and Brusdar Graterol. There appear to now be two separate trades, one between the Dodgers and Red Sox and one between the Dodgers and the Twins.
The new deal, for the Twins, might actually be better.
The “cheap” (yeah, not anymore) Pohlads are now getting $10 million from the Dodgers—enough to cover Maeda’s entire salary if he hits every bonus threshold, but otherwise a surplus that helps pay someone else. Maybe a Berrios or Rosario extension???
In return, the Twins will be giving up a draft pick, as compensatory picks are now tradable. In this case it will be in Comp Round B. That pick will be the 67th in the June draft, and have a bonus value of about $1,000,000. Brusdar Graterol, as previously assumed, will be going to the Dodgers now, instead of the Red Sox. This is again pending medical review, but given how the first trade worked out, I doubt they would have announced it until they were pretty sure.
There will also be a low level prospect changing hands in the trade, but a bit of confusion as to which direction. I tend to trust Dan Hayes on such matters, and he is saying the player goes from the Twins to the Dodgers.
Update: It appears that outfielder Luke Raley will be going (back) to the Dodgers in this trade. The Twins do have a bit of a logjam of corner outfielder/first base types. They originally acquired Raley in the Brian Dozier trade, which means the only piece remaining from that swap is Devin Smeltzer.
Outfielder Luke Raley is the prospect headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Brusdar Graterol and the 67th pick in the trade that sends Kenta Maeda and $10M cash to Minnesota, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. Raley hit .302/.362/.516 at Triple-A last season.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 10, 2020
On the other side, the Dodgers will be adding prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong to their package going to Boston.