While the race for the services of Aaron Judge appears to be a two-team race between the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants, there is one team that can never be counted out whenever a big-name free agent is available.
That team is the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won 111 games during the regular season before being bounced out by the San Diego Padres in the NLDS.
One thing of note is that the team’s right fielder Mookie Betts has played a little second base during his career, which could potentially open up a spot for the American League MVP in the outfield.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts mentioned on Jayson Stark’s podcast that Betts is open to moving to second base.
Mookie Betts to 2B in LA?
"He's open to it." And with a certain 62-HR RF available in free agency, "we're keeping all options open," Dave Roberts tells me & @dougglanville
on an amazing new Starkville.
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 2, 2022
Betts Open To Second Base
If you thought the Dodgers couldn’t be any more dangerous, think again.
Adding Judge would give them the best overall lineup in baseball.
It could also make the Dodgers the favorites in the National League for the World Series entering 2023.
But it appears that the Dodgers are keeping all options open and have a plan in place if they do end up signing Judge.
Moving Betts back to second base wouldn’t be too much of stretch, especially given Betts’ familiarity with the position.
The move would do wonders for the Dodgers offense, which scored the most runs in all of baseball this season, leading Judge’s Yankees by a wide margin.NEXT: MLB Insider Gives Update On Dodgers' Latest Signing