They and others vented on Twitter. Some even compared the deal with Boston selling Babe Ruth to the Yankees, which many believe cursed the team with an 86-year World Series title drought.
Perish the thought, Red Sox Nation.
Me waking up this morning seeing we traded Mookie Betts AND David Price to the Dodgers 🙃🙃 pic.twitter.com/fuSMFOUIAw
— Jamaal E. Shelby OBE (@TuffGong242) February 5, 2020
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) February 5, 2020
not seeing Mookie Betts in Red Sox Uniform anymore
— Jacob Belanger (@belanger_jacob) February 5, 2020
The youth of Red Sox Nation is not taking the news of Mookie Betts being traded well. pic.twitter.com/4giR8MiFgN
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) February 5, 2020
100 years apart and money is the issue in both cases
Red Sox trade Mookie Betts to the Dodgers on February 4, 2020
Red Sox trade Babe Ruth to the Yankees on January 5, 1920
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) February 5, 2020
So we got an outfielder with a back injury and a pitching prospect instead of paying @mookiebetts what he’s worth and, oh by the way, also still have no manager. Congrats on being under the luxury tax @RedSox. This season is going to be ROUGH.
— John Cupoli (@JohnsGreatTakes) February 5, 2020
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) February 5, 2020
You don't trade the second-best player in baseball. You pay him. #MookieBetts
— Gerry Brooks (@GerryBrooks) February 5, 2020
John Henry and @RedSox ownership can honestly take a long walk off a short pier...This @mookiebetts deal is embarrassing for not only the team, but baseball in general...Greedy owenership expecting fans to pay increasing ticket prices for a season squandered🤷🏻♂️
— Sean OConnell (@TheOddFather716) February 5, 2020
— Luke (@litluke14) February 5, 2020
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.