MLB 2020 Preview: 1 Burning Question for Every AL East Team

Tim Kelly
February 14, 2020 - 10:29 am

Two seasons ago, the Boston Red Sox won a franchise record 108 regular season games and the World Series. Mookie Betts, who won the American League MVP that season, was the team's best player. Alex Cora was the manager. Dave Dombrowski was the president of baseball operations.

None of that trio is still employed by the Red Sox as the 2020 season looms.

The Red Sox, apparently out of fear they would lose him in free agency after the 2020 season, traded Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this month. Due to his involvement in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, the Red Sox fired Alex Cora in January and named Ron Roenicke the interim manager. The Red Sox fired Dombrowski last September, less than a year removed from the team he helped construct turning arguably the greatest season in franchise history.

So now what? As the 2020 season looms, here's a look at one burning question facing the Red Sox and their four American League East rivals:

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