Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mookie Betts Is Poised To Repeat His Stellar 2016 Season

(Boston Red Sox Team Photo—Michael Ivins)
OK, the Patriots Duckboat Parade is fading from our memories. Boston weather forecasters are screwing up by the numbers on their prognostications. And Red Sox Spring Training is in full swing! As you may recall, one member of The 2016 Carmine Hose had a pretty decent year—Markus Lynn Betts. Mookie finished second in the AL MVP balloting and led the league in total bases (359). He hit .318 with 31 HRs and 113 RBIs. Somewhat under the radar were his 26 steals. At this point nobody remembers that he came up as a second-base prospect—supposedly blocked by Dustin Pedroia. The athletic Betts simply morphed into one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball. He is the total package. He is ours. And he is likely to have another mammoth year.