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Mets: Mookie Betts doesn’t make sense without an extension plan

If you’ve gotten a jump on the New York Mets offseason, you may have heard some suggest the team go after 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts. The star Boston Red Sox outfielder is a year away from free agency, playing for a team hoping to lower its payroll. It feels like a trade away from Beantown is in Betts’ near future.

Where do the Mets factor into this? Well, as many have suggested, Brodie Van Wagenen is expected to remain aggressive this winter in hopes of building a contender. There isn’t a bigger splash he can make.