We've just dipped our toes into the MLB offseason of 2019-20, which means pretty much all the action has yet to transpire. That said, rumors regarding free agent player and team pairings and potential trades are already circulating, and we're here to get you up to speed on all the scuttle. We also have a rundown of all of the key dates in this year's offseason and our ranking of the top 50 free agents on the market, and here's an explainer on the "luxury tax" and its implications for the winter. Now here's what's buzzing for Monday.
This offseason will probably bring a blockbuster trade
Most of the focus seems to be on free agent comings and goings this time of year, but the trade market is also percolating as we head deeper into the winter. Speaking of which, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that, according to multiple league execs he's spoken to, at least one of three star players will be trade this offseason. Those three players are Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, and Cubs third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant.