July 29, 2021

How Would a Dodgers Trade for Mookie Betts Work for Both Teams? (Dodgers Nation)


With the Winter Meetings beginning next week, Andrew Friedman and company will surely be looking to improve the Dodgers in any way possible. One name to keep an eye on is Red Sox star Mookie Betts, who LA has recently been linked to

A trade for Betts could make a lot of sense for both teams.

From the Red Sox standpoint, they are already over the luxury tax threshold for 2020, something owner John Henry has gone on the record saying he wants to avoid. Between the bad contracts of David Price, Nate Eovaldi, and Dustin Pedroia, along with the premier talents of J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, and Xander Bogaerts being paid handsomely, Boston’s best way to shed payroll would be to trade Mookie Betts.

Betts will be a free agent next winter, and with the Red Sox tied up to all the contracts listed above, it seems unlikely they’ll be able to re-sign him. Combine this with their desire to cut costs for this coming season, and he is a prime trade candidate. 

Betts, 27, is one of the best outfielders in the league, showing an…

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