Mookie Betts settled with the Boston Red Sox at $20 million, league source familiar with the agreement tells ESPN. A huge number that sets a new standard for 4+ players. His number next year, if he doesn’t work out an extension, could be gargantuan.
Major League sources confirm that Mookie Betts and the Red Sox are in agreement on a $20M salary for 2019. That moves the bar for the industry - a huge haul for 2nd-time arbitration eligible player, with a massive $9.5M raise.
Growing up from the same area, he was the first player I spoke to after being drafted by the Red Sox. He welcomed me like he’d known me for years. That small interaction made me comfortable in a big league clubhouse before I ever pitched professionally. God Bless you, Will. https://t.co/CfIiLq76HU
Boston teams in the last 4 individual seasons
New England Patriots- (11-5, .688)*
Boston Red Sox- (119-57, .676)**
Boston Bruins- (25-14-4, .628)*
Boston Celtics- (25-15, .625)*
Total - (180-91-4, .662)
times are tough
The Red Sox and Mookie Betts reached a record-setting agreement, but in doing so, only underscored a growing question in the industry: What happened to the long-term deals for homegrown stars? A lot has changed in the last 10 years. https://t.co/gEko4preXU
Yeah because having the Red Sox:
A) clinch the division on your field
B) clinch the divisional round victory on your field and troll your asses in the locker room celebration afterwards
certainly isn’t enough to do something to actually move the needle.
Keep carrying the water https://t.co/cQJQ7BWCo9
I get being, say, a Red Sox fan from Liverpool because of the John Henry thing. I can see latching on to a storied franchise like the Yankees or Dodgers. I have no idea how someone from East Whatevershire-on-Orwell decides to become a Reds fan.
DJ lemathieu 2B/3rd/1st
Machado to the mix would complicate and disrupt everything yet it’s the only way to ensure we could be better than red sox
For the record, this is the wrong mindset... The Red Sox absolutely embarrassed in October. Manny Machado would make the #Yankees better than Boston in my opinion. DJ does not. This is a team that believes they are a division winner, when in reality they are a WC team right now
@marcos62723440@Ken_Rosenthal@JackCurryYES That’s right. I just think it’s up for grabs. You know how AL east goes, sometimes it’s your year and sometimes it isn’t. There’s lots of intangibles but I would bet on either Yankees or Red Sox winning it
@SieraSantos We take our kids to Sox games many times every summer -- we live on the north side so we either take the Red Line or we drive and park in one of the numerous lots. We have never felt unsafe.
Yankees were emabarssed and trolled by the Red Sox all 2018 and their corresponding move is to bring back the same team and an injury prone James Paxton,Troy Tulowitzki, and A Coors merchant 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/WGtfQFA5b0
@jasonakramer@craigcalcaterra@gordonshumway The other top teams are owned by oil sheiks and Russian oligarchs. The Fenway Group actually manages to be among the least problematic owners. Other than the Red Sox thing
The #Yankees infield is set as is. Andujar would only be moved for a Kluber type of arm and that is not happening. Machado is not coming to the Yanks. Yanks operating on the notion they are just as good as Boston and don't need a superstar to push them past the Red Sox
@TK_Smith3 When you look at what they did last year and the recent acquisitions this offseason, the Yankees are right there with the Red Sox’s and Astros. Don’t let the Yankees not signing Harper or Machado cloud your judgement.
@karmadrome@craigcalcaterra I need to work on getting into EPL. OCSC doesn’t have an EPL affiliation, and though I’m a Red Sox fan, I’ve decided I’m not beholden to Liverpool.
Maybe Tottenham? They played the MLS All-Stars the first year I started watching MLS.
@craigcalcaterra@batflips_nerds There's a lot - A LOT - of Yankees fans in Venezuela, so I decided as a kid I would root for the Red Sox just for fun. 30 years and counting...
Also, there were a lot of Reds fans, because of Dave Concepción
Obviously I understand that the Yankees traded for James Paxton which will be a HUGE addition to the starting rotation....but does anyone (even within the Yankees organization) think that this team, as constructed, is better than the Red Sox or the Astros? I mean come on...
The red Sox are pricing them out of signing Mookie when he's ready to sign his real contract . MVP or not , deserved contract or not, every member of Red Sox nation better prepare for him eventually becoming a Yankee . Don't @ me . You just better prepare
El guardabosque los Red Sox llegó a acuerdo por $20 millones. El guardabosque de los Red Sox de Boston, Mookie Betts, tiene razones para sonreír. La gerencia de los campeones de la pasada Serie Mundial... https://t.co/lyiWhkhbzS