Does Chaim Bloom really know what he is doing? Did the Red Sox get even remotely decent value for Mookie, even if Betts did have just one year remaining on his contract? Are the Red Sox merely cycling through another GM (and manager) since the departure of Theo Epstein (and Terry Francona), or are they actually building something again with a longer-term, more sustainable model?
According to Fox's Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox continued to hold detailed discussions over the weekend with both the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers regarding a trade for 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts. The conversations reportedly advanced to the point where a trade is considered imminent.
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?
By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com While the consensus remains the Red Sox won’t trade Mookie Betts before the start of the MLB season, the team is still exploring the market for the former AL MVP. Per Dennis Lin of the Athletic, the Red Sox and Padres have recently had discussions about a deal that would send…
Obviously, there’s a lot to address here, particularly as the Red Sox look to shed payroll under a first-time general manager who must think he just bought a ticket on the Hindenburg. David Price is chronically unhappy. Mookie Betts probably wants out. Your $80 million starting rotation remains an unknown and your manager is in the eye of a historic cheating scandal.
If the Pats lose tomorrow, we’ll view the loss as sign that the Tom Brady era is coming to a close. But if they win – and if N’keal Harry and the offense continue to improve – we’ll wonder if Brady and the Pats have yet another Super Bowl tucked in their hip pads. And that is quite a dramatic contrast.