Red Sox Officially Trading Mookie Betts, David Price
The Red Sox are officially trading Mookie Betts and David Price.
In a special new report, ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney revealed this weekend that Boston plans on packaging Betts and Price together.
From this @Buster_ESPN story: Teams that want Mookie Betts — for one year — would have to take on David Price’s contract and part with a couple of frontline prospects. I don’t see why anyone would do this. … https://t.co/LOCHeytfWp
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 19, 2020
That is the franchise’s preferred way of doing a swap.
In return, the Red Sox want a couple of frontline prospects.
Betts is fresh off agreeing to a one-year deal that will keep him in Beantown for one more season. That said, given how desperately Boston wants to dump payroll, the 27-year-old star being moved sooner rather than later feels like an inevitability.
Price still has three years and $96 million left o his deal, so he is a much harder sell to teams than Betts is.
Nevertheless, if someone wants Betts, they may just have to eat the 34-year-old’s deal to get him.
The Red Sox are currently in the process of looking for a new manager after getting rid of Alex Cora last week. That is currently priority number one.
Once that is out of the way, though – don’t be surprised to see the organization move Betts and Price shortly thereafter.