It’s no secret, the Boston Red Sox need to do something with Mookie Betts. Sign him, trade him, lose him to free agency, I don’t really care. What does make me care though and piques my interest is all of the shade and feelers being thrown out there by the John Henry owned Boston Globe.
Then came a Peter Abraham article pitching the idea of a blockbuster trade involving Betts, the Red Sox, and New York Yankees. It’s like the fabled drunken napkin trade of Ted Williams for Joe DiMaggio but it’s not. It’s better. For the Yankees.
Abraham’s proposal isn’t some one-for-one swap, like Betts for Aaron Judge, which makes it even sweeter for New York.
Groome is coming off Tommy John surgery but the New Jersey product ranks seventh in the Boston system.
Conversely, while I’m big on Andujar and he’ll probably smash Earl Webb’s double’s record with the Green Monster, he is coming off shoulder surgery and the Yankees do have options at the hot corner, starting with Gio Urshela. A ticked off Frazier with the Red Sox would scare me a bit but it would add another layer of drama to the rivalry. Gil is the No. 4 prospect in the Yankees system and does touch 101 mph on the radar gun but still in A-ball. King ranks No. 19 in the system and is the most major-league ready but projects as more of a mid to back end rotation guy.
Granted, this is a (clickbait?) proposal being thrown out by a Boston beat writer but if it’s even remotely true, it could be the Giancarlo Stanton deal but 1,000 times BETTer.