Splashing the Dodgers out of season could still come.
The team remains in trade talks with the Indians for Francisco Lindor and the Red Sox for Mookie Betts. According to MLB.com, Betts is currently considered the most likely option for Los Angeles, as Boston is currently not insisting on getting Gavin Lux, a potential candidate for the stud's midfield, back. The Indians see Lux as the centerpiece of a deal with the Dodgers, which also includes Lindor.
The 22-year-old Lux rocketed the Dodgers system and knocked down the minor league pitching until he reached the majors at the end of last season. Lux met .240 after being called up in early September when the Dodgers deployed him on the second base. Lux, who played in the minors shortstop, is one of the favorites for the NL rookie of the year for the 2020 season, provided he is in the National League.
Why shouldn't the Red Sox require lux?
The report states that the Red Sox could see this as an opportunity to unload the three years and $ 96 million owed to veteran starter David Price by packaging it with betts. Boston would then probably ask for a young starter pitcher like Dustin May or Tony Gonsolin.
The Dodgers were consistently the best regular season team in the National League, but were wiped out by painful fights in October. They lost to the Yankees for Gerrit Cole and are on the verge of experienced infielder Josh Donaldson's quest for free agents who would be an effective addition, but not at Lindor Betts level.