In a recent column for MLB.com, David Adler, Thomas Harrigan, and Andrew Simon examine five separate trade proposals for Mookie Betts. They range from good to bad to ugly.
All signs point to the #Dodgers acquiring Mookie Betts and David Price this week.
And maybe one more low level prospect.
Will this make the #Dodgers World Series favorites?
— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) February 4, 2020
The Betts sweepstakes have been said by numerous reports to be nearing their completion, but we still have not found a resolution yet. The Dodgers and the San Diego Padres are still very much involved in talks with the Boston Red Sox.
Red Sox trade: Mookie Betts
Dodgers trade: Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, Tony Gonsolin
This one will never happen in a million years. This is far too much prospect capital, years of control, and all that good stuff for a rental — even if that rental is Mookie Betts. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is notorious for hugging his prospects and while he might let go of a top-tier guy to acquire Betts, it won’t be three top-100 type prospects/young players.