There is still time for the 2020 season to take place. The Dodgers could also just re-sign him. However, there is the possibility Mookie Betts never plays an actual game for the Dodgers. What would that mean for the team?
Tim Dierkes of MLBTradeRumors wrote a great piece explaining the situation the Dodgers currently find themselves in.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, would find themselves without Betts, Verdugo, or Joc Pederson for the 2021 season (unless they re-sign Pederson as a free agent). They’d lose a crucial year of control of Cody Bellinger, who would likely settle back in as the regular right fielder. That would leave A.J. Pollock as the regular center fielder. The Dodgers would have an even bigger question mark in left, where Pederson, Verdugo, and Pollock combined to take more than half of the innings in 2019. Chris Taylor and Matt Beaty would be the main in-house candidates, so the Dodgers would likely have to make an outfield acquisition.
- The Dodgers will be celebrating Jackie Robinson Day online this year. You can read more about what will be taking place here, but here’s something you can expect today.
A Zoom chat will be held with outfielder Mookie Betts and manager Dave Roberts, hosted by broadcaster Joe Davis, to discuss Jackie Robinson’s legacy and continued impact on today’s game. The chat will be shared Wednesday evening on Dodgers social media.
- Major shoutout to Tommy Lasorda and his wife for being married 70 years! That’s incredible
Join us in wishing a happy 70th anniversary to @TommyLasorda and Jo! pic.twitter.com/zOMj55f6Uy— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 14, 2020
- A lot can still happen, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing games at Dodger Stadium anytime soon.
CA Gov. Gavin Newsom calls sports and other large events "unlikely" this summer: "The prospect of mass gatherings is neglible at best until we get to herd immunity and get to a vaccine."— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 14, 2020
- Over the next few months I’m going to be ranking the 100 greatest seasons in Dodgers history. In case you can’t wait, or want to see what someone else had to say, The Athletic ranked the 20 best seasons so far from this century.