The market is moving, people!
In one of the most boring Winter Meetings periods in recent memory, we now have some action on the reliever market. Late on Wednesday night (or early Thursday morning, however you want to look at it), we saw two high-profile MLB relief pitchers taken off the board.
Finally, a big move! The right-handed reliever will head to his home state of California and pitch to the tune of about $8 million per season. He was reportedly blown away by the Dodgers' plan for him after meeting with team president Andrew Friedman.
As for the Sox, it's a big loss for the bullpen, considering Kelly was a key cog in the team's World Series run. He was lights-out on the postseason, giving up just one earned run and striking out 13 in 11.1 innings of work.
Our boy Joe Kelly is reportedly going to the Dodgers on a 3-year deal. Thanks for the memories bro pic.twitter.com/DObcanJHda— Section 10 Podcast (@Section10Pod) December 13, 2018
But if Sox fans want to look at the bright side, Kelly was largely a liability in Boston, owning a 4.33 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 182 games, which isn't all that great for a late-inning reliever.
As we can see, though, the Dodgers are betting on what he was able to do down the stretch and in the postseason.