Comparing Ourselves to Others

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Late Thursday, reports came out that the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired all-star outfielder Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox as a part of a three-team trade that also involved the Minnesota Twins. Up until last night, the two teams rumored to be in heavy pursuit of Betts were the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.

When the deal was announced, my social media feeds were flooded by disappointed Padres fans…