With the recent agreement that MLB and the MLBPA came to, big league players will in fact gain major league service time in 2020… regardless if baseball is played or not. As such, players all over will be set to hit free agency after what would have been the regular season without even strapping on their cleats.
Of course, the Dodgers are one team that could really be hit hard in a doomsday scenario. Offseason trade acquisition Mookie Betts could walk without ever even playing a game in Dodger blue… so maybe Los Angeles should look into being a little more aggressive and sign him long term?
With all the talk questioning Mookie’s loyalty to LA, the Dodgers do need to consider more than just we need to re-sign this guy at all costs. There are young players — Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler at least — that are going to start getting expensive before we know it.
So should the Dodgers make a serious run at inking Betts long term? Let us know in the comments below.