Mookie Betts Trade Rumors: 5 MLB Teams He Could Likely Play for in 2020

John Healy
November 18, 2019 - 3:20 pm

The first order of business for Boston Red Sox new head of baseball operations Chaim Bloom will be to figure out what to do with Mookie Betts.

Bloom was hired because the Red Sox are looking to get under the luxury tax. Betts is the team’s star player who is a year away from free agency and made $20 million in 2019 — which is projected to increase to $27.7 million in 2020.

They could sign Betts to an extension, but the 27-year-old is one of the best young players In the game and would garner a contract in the neighborhood of Manny Machado (10 years, $300 million) and Bryce Harper (13 years, $330 million).

The two sides have engaged in discussions for an extension, but if a deal cannot be worked out the Red Sox will likely look to trade him.

With Betts’ future being a major storyline of the MLB Hot Stove, we’ve compiled five teams he could potentially play for in 2020.