Red Sox: 5 potential opponents for a future Field of Dreams game

Aug 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) celebrates with Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw (23) after Shaw hit a game winning grand slam during the 11th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) celebrates with Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw (23) after Shaw hit a game winning grand slam during the 11th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 1, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mookie Betts (50) celebrates his solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 1, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mookie Betts (50) celebrates his solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Option #2: Red Sox vs. Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers would certainly be a great opponent for the Red Sox. The reigning World Series champions have been one of the best teams in the league for multiple seasons now. From 2017-2020, they made the World Series three different times. Although they did lose two of them, including one to the Red Sox in 2018, it’s clear that they have had a lot of success and fans will always watch their games.

Another notable element in a Red Sox-Dodgers matchup is the huge trade they made last off-season. The Red Sox of course traded former franchise player Mookie Betts to LA, along with David Price. Although the latter’s contract expires with LA after next season, Betts signed a 12-year, $365 million extension that started this season. Therefore, he would surely be present in a hypothetical Field of Dreams game between the two.

This would also be intriguing for Dodger fans, too, as Alex Verdugo has emerged into a strong talent for the Red Sox. He  was one of the main pieces who came back in the Betts deal. Furthermore, prospect Jeter Downs, who also was a part of the trade, should be able to make the MLB roster in the near future. He is currently playing in Triple-A with the Worcester Red Sox, so it’s not far-fetched to state that he could make the club by then.

Lastly, the Dodgers have a very rich history. They began their journey as the Brooklyn Grays all the way back in 1883. They became the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1913 for a season, then changed to the Robins. However, they then brought back the Dodgers name in 1932 and officially moved to Los Angeles in 1958. They also have seven World Series championships under their belt, too. That’s not too shabby.