Earlier today, Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox agreed on a 1-year, $27 million deal that allows them to avoid arbitration and keep the All-Star right-fielder in Boston for at least one more year.
The deal sets a new arbitration record that was previously set at $26 million by Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies.
Now if you’re a Red Sox fan, this is good and it’s bad. First, it means Mookie is a Red Sox for another year and since he’s been here, well he’s racked up a lot of cash and put up NUMBERS.
But he’s up for a BIG contract soon and when I say BIG I mean MASSIVE, he’ll probably pull in more than Bryce Harper and Manny Machado did this past offseason.
Now, this is the problem. With Mookie looking to bring in BIG MONEY, MASSIVE MONEY, will the Red Sox be willing to pay him?
I guess it would depend on this season and how he does. But, I think he’s completely worth it.
He’s an All-Star right fielder and Gold Glover. He’s a key piece of the core and he’s only 27. That being said, I wouldn’t give him one of these longgggggg contracts like Bryce Harper or Mike Trout got.
You never know what’s gonna happen.
Give him his money over 5-years maybe and see what happens. But either way, Mookie has been a beast and we need to keep him in Boston for the foreseeable future.