January 1, 2020

Red Sox Reportedly Not Shopping Betts This Winter

Rob Bradford reports that ("according to major league sources") the Red Sox are not actively shopping Mookie Betts. Chaim Bloom et al. are likely still listening to potential offers, of course.

Bradford estimates that Betts will earn between $27-30 million in arbitration for 2020.

Anthony Castrovince offers 20 "bold predictions" for the coming season, including:
3. The Red Sox won't trade Mookie Betts. They'll extend (or re-sign) him by year's end.

New chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom will get the club under the Competitive Balance Tax threshold and "reset" their tax burden, perhaps by moving a good chunk of the money owed to David Price or Nathan Eovaldi. But if one of baseball's most successful and relevant franchises in one of its biggest markets can't retain a homegrown superstar, something's amiss.

1 comment:

FenFan said...

It would be a colossal mistake to let Betts leave Boston. He has all the signs of being a legitimate big-league threat for the next ten years or so. I definitely agree that there is opportunity to move salary in order to make this happen, as has already been identified.