BOSTON (CBS) — Outside of a press conference where team owners and the chief baseball officer repeated multiple times that they were unable to state anything of substance regarding an MLB investigation into sign stealing and the “mutual decision” to part ways with manager Alex Cora, it’s been a rather quiet offseason for the Boston Red Sox.
But a blockbuster trade of the franchise player could still be coming.
According to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, the Red Sox remain engaged in trade discussions with both the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“The Sox have talked to the Padres about trading Betts,” Speier wrote. “Talks between the Sox and Dodgers about Betts, meanwhile, are still ‘lingering,’ in the words of one major league source.”
The Padres news came out last week, and Dodgers discussions have been reported before. Speier’s updated report, though, indicates that the Red Sox remain active in exploring trade possibilities for Betts.
“Los Angeles features the financial and roster flexibility to entertain numerous trade scenarios with the Sox,” Speier wrote. “The Dodgers could take Betts straight up in a deal that would include…