Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sox Reportedly 'Considering' Mookie Extension

Mookie Betts
According to's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox are "considering" a multi-year extension offer to Mookie Betts. While Betts has less than one year of service time, the Boston brass apparently have seen enough to convince them that he's a special enough player to be "locked up" long-term. This makes even more sense since—due to Rusney Castillo's injury—Betts has seemingly locked-up the starting center field job. This would be a smart move for the Red Sox—who should offer at least five years guaranteed with two option years on the back end. As's Mark Polishuk points out, that would give Boston control over Betts for at least one of his free agent years. This is a no-brainer. Do it!