Before I get into the big topic of the week, which is Major League Baseball’s potential playoff format changes, there’s some old stuff to address. First, the Red Sox and Dodgers blockbuster finally went through, as Mookie Betts and David Price were sent to Los Angeles in a massive salary dump to save Boston some cash.
Lost in all of this is Joc Pederson, who was supposed to be traded down the street from the Dodgers to the Angels in a corresponding deal. Instead, Pederson remains a Dodger as Angels owner Art Moreno apparently grew impatient and pulled the deal as the Dodgers and Sox got things sorted out on their end.
There’s been plenty of talk now about where Pederson is going to end up. The Dodgers have Betts and Bellinger in their outfield and one more spot that will likely be mostly occupied by A.J. Pollock, the team’s major free-agent splash from last off-season. L.A. is heavy into using multi-position players in platoons all over the field, so we’ll see other Dodgers like Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor play in the outfield while Bellinger sees …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation