On Monday morning, we were all told by Ken Rosenthal that a Mookie Betts trade was ‘inevitable’. In fact, it was just a matter of when and where; the MLB Insider said.
However as we all know these things are fluid and ever-changing. The news early Tuesday is in a little different tone, and comes from a different source of news. Both WBZ Boston Sports and a Boston Glove writer report that Boston is in no hurry to move the superstar outfielder.
— WBZ Boston Sports (@wbzsports) February 4, 2020
Here’s the latest skinny from Alex Speier of the Boston Globe on Monday night:
“First, the Red Sox don’t feel a particular rush to deal the ultra-talented Betts. While there’s a strong expectation that he will be traded before the start of spring training, the Sox don’t want to push to conclude a deal based on a timetable rather than its substance.
Moreover, the team doesn’t feel as if it’s facing a hard-and-fast deadline. There’s not an equivalent alternative to whom the Padres or Dodgers can pivot if their goal is to acquire one of the preeminent difference-makers in the game, at a…