Mookie Betts got his money, which was always his right. Nobody has ever suggested otherwise. But knowing what we know now, can we all agree that there was zero chance that Betts was ever going to get it in Boston?
The Red Sox have been a year behind in most every offer while Betts has sought a contract that would effectively make him the second-highest-paid player in the game – behind only Trout by what amounts to relative pocket change. Pretty bold of Mookie don’t you think? (He’s not that close to Trout.) And pretty laughable of the Red Sox, right?