This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
I'm pretty disgusted at this point.
With both sides.
MLB had a once in a lifetime chance to recapture its former glory, and they are blowing it right before our very eyes. At this point, does anyone thinK we'll see baseball on July 4? I wish, but despite the recent proposals, I'm just not seeing it. An early July return would have baseball on track for nearly a month without the NBA or NFL. As a Dodgers fan, I wonder whether I'll ever see Mookie Betts in a Dodger uniform when it counts. We'll miss a full Year of Mike Trout's prime, and we'll have to wait an extra year to see the debuts of guys like Jo Adell and Nate Pearson.
That all aside, I'm going to discuss a few guys who could see their values take an uptick in 2021. Maybe you can grab them now in anticipation.
Matt Beaty, 3B, LAD
This one is a stretch, but there has been some speculation around the Dodgers NOT re-signing free-agent-to-be Justin Turner, whose contract expires this season. In that scenario (I DO think Turner probably re-signs), the Dodgers could shift Corey Seager to third base and Gavin Lux to shortstop (his natural position) and use Chris Taylor at second. Otherwise, perhaps the Dodgers turn over the job to Beaty, who hit .265/.317/.458 as a 26-year-old rookie in 2019. On the flip side, the Dodgers are in win-now mode, and it's unclear whether the lefty-swinger can