In addition to Bryant, the other super-duper-stars at the heart of the winter trade market are Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts. Per Morosi, at least one of the trio is expected to move this winter. It shouldn't be Betts, who's been baseball's second-best player since 2015. But once J.D. Martinez opted in and put the Red Sox in a bind with their payroll, the signs nonetheless say that it will be Betts. The 2018 American League MVP is only under control through 2020, during which he's projected to earn $27.7 million via arbitration. Any team that trades for him must therefore be a World Series contender with abundant cash and prospects.
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