in light of Mookie Betts choosing L.A., they discuss an important topic that is gaining relevance: why is Boston becoming more unappealing to star athletes?
There were no analytics for what Mookie Betts did on third base last night. The player just played. We’ll never know what might have happened if Blake Snell were just allowed to pitch.
The Los Angeles Dodgers ended a 32-year championship drought with their 2020 World Series win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Former Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts didn't see himself landing with the Los Angeles Dodgers either.
Dave Roberts knows that the Dodgers got something special from the Red Sox in Mookie Betts.
Meanwhile, Betts is now 2-for-14 in the NLCS (a .143 average). This postseason, in 40 plate appearances including 33 official at-bats, he has no home runs. The Dodgers have hit nine home runs in their current series and 11 in the postseason overall – but the man who tied teammate A.J. Pollock for the team lead with 16 during the regular season does not have a single one of them.
Given the Red Sox’ predicament – few if any prospects, bad free agent market for pitching after the season – they are in a weak position. Benintendi shouldn’t be given away. But given the emergence of Alex Verdugo, Benintendi is an obvious piece to deal for good pitching, something the Red Sox desperately need as they try to rebuild their wretched organizational pitching pool.
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?
ESPN's Jeff Passan is reporting that Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers are "deep into negotiations on a long-term contract."
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Translation: the pandemic and its effects would have major free agency ramifications for a player who has been intent on going to the market from seemingly the day he set foot in the big leagues. And while the likelihood is that Betts would choose a one-year contract and hit the market when all economies are healthier, could the offer like the one the Red Sox presented him last spring be back in play?
If the Red Sox knew they had to be under the luxury tax threshold as far back as the fall of 2018, why did ownership “green-light” the combined $213 million signings ($43 million annually in luxury tax) of Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi, two pitchers with histories of breaking down?
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Wednesday afternoon was our first look at Mookie Betts and David Price in Dodger blue at their introductory press conference in Los Angeles
The Red Sox have found their right fielder to replace Mookie Betts for the 2020 season, reportedly agreeing to terms with free-agent OF Kevin Pillar.
In fact, the Red Sox lineup should still be quite good in 2020, which is hardly to say that the team is championship-caliber. They probably aren’t. But there is a lot to be determined between now and Halloween, and if the 2019 season taught us at all, it taught that there is no such thing as a sure bet.
The cloud of the Mookie Betts trade still hangs heavy over the organization. Monday evening, fans and media got to hear from the man who made it happen for the first time, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
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The Red Sox drew a huge negative reaction when they first traded Mookie Betts to the Dodgers. But on his second opportunity, Chaim Bloom did a lot better.
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