Mookie Betts Is Number Eight On MLB Network Top 100
MLB Network's latest ranking of the 'Top 100 Players Right Now' places Red Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts in the number eight spot overall. The only MLB players ahead of Mookie are: (7) Manny Machado, (6) Miguel Cabrera, (5) Jose Altuve, (4) Kris Bryant, (3) Josh Donaldson, (2) Clayton Kershaw, and (1) Mike Trout. After finishing a close second in last year's AL MVP voting, Mookie is finally getting the national recognition he deserves—something we in The Nation have been giving him for a long time now. Congratulations, Mookie!