Opening Day for the 60-game 2020 MLB season is approaching fast, and it sure feels good to have some actual baseball action to talk about. Each day over the next two weeks, our panel of MLB experts will weigh in on the biggest storylines of the season ahead.
The topics our panel has hit so far (click the links or scroll down to see the answers):
Where will Mookie Betts be playing at this time next year?
Alden Gonzalez: I think he stays with the Dodgers. I have no idea what his market will look like because Major League Baseball’s financial landscape will change dramatically after a shortened, fanless season. But I think they figure something out — either a mega-extension or perhaps a one-year deal that will allow him to venture back into free agency when the market might be a little more fruitful. The Dodgers haven’t spent anywhere near as much on free agents as their fans would like them to, but I think Betts is the exception — both because of how much the front office and coaching staff adore him and also because they now have a much more manageable payroll situation.