June 17, 2021

Dodgers News: Boston Reportedly In No Hurry To Trade Mookie Betts (Dodgers Nation)



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.

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…

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