Dodgers And Red Sox Engaged In Talks Surrounding Mookie Betts

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According USA Today's Bob Nightengale, The Dodgers have engaged in trade talks with the Red Sox regarding right fielder Mookie Betts.

It is no secret that the Dodgers top priority is acquiring Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, but if the clubs can't reach an agreement, Los Angeles will look to acquire another All-Star in Mookie Betts.

Betts has a 39.7 bWAR since 2015, second in baseball over the past five seasons, trailing only Mike Trout. He also won the American League MVP award in 2018, batting .346 with a 1.078 OPS, 32 home runs and 30 steals as the Red Sox went on to win the World Series

Betts is set to make $27 million in his final year before he hits free agency. The Red Sox are looking to slash payroll after having baseball's highest payroll in 2019 at $244 million. Boston will pay $13 million in luxury tax penalties.

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