Teams are reportedly "highly skeptical" that the Boston Red Sox will trade outfielder Mookie Betts this offseason since the return would be "too low," according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Nightengale added that clubs aren't willing to part with much since they can wait for him to become a free agent next offseason and offer a deal worth between $27 million and $30 million per year without parting with any prospects.
The 27-year-old Betts has spent his entire six-year MLB career in Boston thus far.
Betts is already a four-time All-Star, and he was named American League MVP two seasons ago. He has also finished eighth or better in the MVP voting in each of the past four campaigns, won four straight Gold Glove awards and three Silver Slugger awards.