Boston Red Sox

Sep 5, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) reacts after hitting a home run during the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

According to top baseball insider Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox continued to hold detailed discussions over the weekend with both the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers regarding a trade for 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts. The conversations have reportedly advanced to the point where a trade is considered imminent.

Adding to that report, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale indicated that if the Dodgers are the team the Red Sox chose to partner with in the deal, it is likely David Price could be moved as well.

All of this activity comes just eight days before pitchers and catchers report to Red Sox Spring Training, and as the team tries to get its payroll under $208 million to avoid draft pick penalties associated with the luxury tax. The Sox are also still without a manager, and waiting to hear from the league about penalties related to their sign-stealing scandal from the 2018 season. Or to put it another way…


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