Thursday, June 15, 2017

REPORT: Red Sox Tried To Lock-Up Betts Long-Term

(Red Sox Team Photo: Michael Ivins)
According to Jon Heyman of, the Red Sox tried—this past offseason—to sign Mookie Betts to a long-term deal. The 24-year old —for now—prefers to go with a year-to-year contract situation. Kudos to the Boston front office for making the effort—which they should continue to pursue relentlessly. Xander Bogaerts has also preferred to go with the year-to-year approach—as do many young player in MLB today. Boston is paying Betts generously this year ($950,000), but the team absolutely needs to lock this kid up for his entire career.