2) Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts to win a championship
Whether the 2020 season was played over 162 games, or now, over 110, or 81, the goal for the Dodgers remains the same: win a World Series championship.
Andrew Friedman didn’t acquire Mookie Betts to sell tickets or jerseys in the team store. He added one of the best players in the game to help put the Dodgers over the top in their quest for their first world championship since 1988.
The starting point and path to reach the World Series might have changed, but the end destination remains the same.
If Friedman was willing to trade a group of young assets to perfect his roster for a short-term goal over the winter, why would that change now?
Mookie Betts could still prove to be the difference maker in bringing a parade to downtown Los Angeles.
And if the dream comes to pass, we won’t look back at the 2020 season as a shortened-season, we will remember the moments leading up to the championship. All it takes is one big playoff performance that helps lead the Dodgers to the Promised Land, and the cost to acquire Betts becomes well worth it.