Red Sox: Five players that can replace Mookie Betts in right field
The Boston Red Sox made a blockbuster deal sending Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, leaving a gap in rightfield. Here are five players that can fill the void.
We officially live in a world where Mookie Betts is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox. Granted, there hasn’t been an official announcement from either side of the trade, but I don’t see this one falling apart. The deal is contingent on physicals from all involved but who knows exactly how intense they will be.
With Betts heading to Hollywood, there’s a massive hole in right field where the former MVP used to patrol. The Red Sox have some internal options already on the roster that can easily shift over to fill the vacancy but nobody will live up to Mookie’s level of excellence. There’s also a chance that the team goes to the free-agent market now that they have some money freed up.
However, we’re just days away from teams reporting to kick off spring training so I think we’ll be seeing a few variations as the team tries to figure things out. We also don’t have a manager at the moment so that could throw a wrench into the plan. Only time will tell where exactly we’re going with the defensive strategy but for now, let’s take a look at the options.