One of the biggest fears for Dodgers’ fans during this hiatus involves Mookie Betts. If the season were called off, that massive trade the team made in February could make it so that Mookie never plays a game for Los Angeles.
If that were the case, the Dodgers would’ve traded Alex Verdugo, Jeter Down, and Connor Wong to the Red Sox for two years of David Price. Not that there is anything wrong with Price, but that would certainly be an overpay for a guy his age.
Luckily, Dodgers fans got some hope from an interview on Wednesday. It was a whisper of hope but hope nonetheless. In an interview with Joe Davis, Mookie Betts talked about the transition to a new team, and that he was really starting to get comfortable when COVID-19 shut everything down.
It didn’t take long to get used to, the guys in there made it so seamless. It was like home. It was really home by the time all this stuff happened, and I definitely missed it.
From what it sounds like, Mookie was truly starting to settle in with his new team after spending almost nine years in the Red Sox organization. If this is any indication of how the offseason will go, fans are maybe a little more hopeful that he signs a long-term deal with the Dodgers.
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When it comes down to it, Mooke will do whatever is best for him and his family, and no one can fault him for that. But hopefully, his experiences so far motivate him to stay in Los Angeles for a while. More importantly, we all have to hope the season isn’t called off altogether.