The Los Angeles Dodgers tried to trade for Mookie Betts last summer, according to Andrew Friedman.

However, the Red Sox, then still under the direction of Dave Dombrowski, got hot and decided against trading Betts.

"It goes back a long time, from afar," Friedman said of his fascination with Betts. "He may wanna get a restraining order against me."

Friedman also hopes to keep Betts for more than one season.

"We obviously know that his team control is up after 2020," he said of Betts, who will make $27 million in his final season before free agency. "We're hoping that he falls in love with the team, the city, the fans and wants to be here for a long time."