Excited for Dodgers debut: Mookie Betts
Ok, we’ve delayed the obvious enough. When you talk about exciting debuts across major league baseball, nobody has been mentioned more than Mookie Betts with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
While MLB owners and players were struggling to reach a financial framework for the 2020 season, many believed the Dodgers were the team suffering the most, as they traded a young outfielder in Alex Verdugo, along with two prospects (Jeter Downs and Connor Wong) for the services of Betts before he becomes a free agent in the winter.
Imagine if Andrew Friedman surrendered those assets and we never got to see Mookie in Dodger blue?
Well, it appears we won’t have to worry about that anymore. Dodger fans will eventually see Betts walk into the batter’s box in a game that counts wearing the most iconic jersey in baseball.
While the season is only 60 games long, acquiring Betts was always about the bigger picture of winning a World Series. If he can put on an MVP performance over the shortened schedule and lead the Dodgers into the postseason and beyond, the cost to acquire him will be well worth it.