Betts said that being dealt from the team that drafted him wasn't as painful as he expected.
"It seemed like everybody was on the same page," he said. "The Red Sox front office did a great job in like, talking through everything. It wasn't just like, 'Boom, trade' on Twitter. They talked and said, 'Hey, you know, if something makes sense, then we're gonna pull the trigger.'"
Betts was set to hit free agency after the season, but the Dodgers ensured that day wouldn't come by inking him to a 12-year, $365-million contract extension this summer.
The 27-year-old has adjusted well to his new home. In 52 games, he's hitting .295/.366/.576 with 16 home runs, 39 RBIs, and nine stolen bases.