A Mookie Betts trade was probably the best bet of Super Bowl weekend.Now that Betts is heading to Hollywood, there’s a safe bet that Betts is a great bet for the Dodgers. MORE: Terms of blockbuster deal between Red Sox, DodgersAnyway, let’s break down the reported three-team trade that sent the superstar outfielder to Los Angeles along with left-hander David Price:Red Sox: DLet’s make this real, real clear for the crowd out there that likes to play fantasy GM instead of baseball fan: Betts isn’t the type of player you trade — he’s the type of guy you build around. He’s someone 29 other MLB teams dream of developing. Parting with his presence in the lineup due to luxury tax concerns, then, is absolutely foolish. Making excuses and defending billionaire owners so these guys can save a few bucks in the long run, even more so. The Red Sox won the World Series in 2018 with Betts at the forefront of their success. He won the AL MVP that season, earned Sporting News’ Player of the Year honors and was worth more than 10 wins over replacement, per Baseball Reference. This past campaign, Betts was worth 6.8 bWAR and played Gold Glove defense in right field.Good players make money. Good players get paid. That’s the way pro sports works. Betts is going to (rightfully) command $300-plus million in free agency next offseason, and the fact the Red Sox were so scared of having to pay him for a year before free agency that they sent him to another championship contender is an embarrassment for the franchise.If you’re Boston, was keeping Betts around and making a 2020 run at a World Series crazy of an idea? What would be the harm? You’re one year removed from winning it all with largely the same group of players, but instead you trade away Betts and David Price, who was a serviceable pitcher for Boston since he arrived in 2016.It was a pure salary dump, and for a team like Boston, which is an attendance juggernaut, which is one of the most profitable organizations in baseball, which is one of the most valuable organization, that’s inexcusable.Well, for now, the Red Sox are gaining financial flexibility, which means they may be able to sign a player the caliber of Betts one day.In return, the Red Sox get Alex Verdugo who, to be fair, is no slouch and played to 3.1 bWAR last season. Verdugo was long considered one of the top prospects in the Dodgers system and can flat-out hit. He’s also a top-tier defender with a high ceiling. But with all due respect to Verdugo, the chances of him becoming Mookie Betts are slim. Very slim.The Red Sox also get Brusdar Graterol, the Twins’ No. 3 overall prospect and No. 53 in baseball, per MLB Pipeline. He made his debut in 2019, and could be a top-of-the-rotation type guy if he continues developing. So that’s cool. Dodgers: AYou know what? Screw the David Price salary number. The best players, the guys that help teams win World Series? Those guys get paid. The Dodgers, abiding by that logic, weren’t afraid to take on David Price’s contract (three years, $96 million left) in order to help acquire one of the five best players in baseball and his own $27 million salary figure. They saw an opportunity to pair Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts in the outfield and lengthen their rotation a bit by acquiring a proven starter, and they smartly pulled the trigger.It hurts to give up Kenta Maeda and Alex Verdugo, sure. But, three things: 1.) Trades are supposed to hurt. 2.) There’s a decent chance that Price outperforms what Maeda could have done for the Dodgers over the next few years. 3.) Betts should be a massive short-term upgrade over Verdugo.The Dodgers have been to two of the last three World Series and lost in the NLDS to the eventual champs this year. Rather than rest on their laurels and wait around for their prospects to perform, they went out and got better. All it took was dealing from a position of strength to do so. Twins: A-The Twins have been desperate for pitching help, and they did well to land Kenta Maeda in the three-team deal. Maeda pitched to a 4.04 ERA last year in 37 games (26 starts), and he had been hoping to go somewhere he could start full-time. Minnesota doesn’t have to worry about re-signing Maeda anytime soon: he’s under contract through the 2023 season and only making $3 million per year, a boon for a low-budget team that has repeatedly been at the negotiating table with significant members of its rotation over the past couple of offseasons.It took Brusdar Graterol, though, to get Maeda. He was the Twins’ No. 3 overall prospect and the No. 53 overall prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline. Graterol heads to Boston in the trade and could certainly pan out there. It’s obviously tough giving up young, controllable pitching. It’s worth gold to teams now, and Graterol has a fairly high ceiling as a top-end guy.Still, it’s a solid move for the Twins, who need to jump on their title contention window right now. Maeda is a fairly sure thing and offers stability to a rotation that needs it.