Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan have continued to provide the most accurate information this off-season and Rosenthal appears to be the hottest reporter for information regarding the Mookie Betts sweepstakes. The Dodgers and Padres are still the primary teams that are in on the Boston Red Sox star outfielder.
Rosenthal talked on the panel for MLB Network and went deep into what he believes will be the ultimate outcome of the Mookie Betts rumors: Betts to the Dodgers.
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Rosenthal still believes that the sweepstakes are a two-horse race:
“The teams we know are involved are the Dodgers and the Padres with entirely different motivations.”
Rosenthal went a bit further and examined the race between the NL West division rivals:
“The Padres have had nine straight losing seasons. You might say, ‘why would the Padres want Mookie Betts for one year at $27 million. Well, one aspect of this would be to get rid of Wil Myers, who is owed $61 million over the next three years. They would be willing to pare off pieces of their…