Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Red Sox' refusal to trade Mookie Betts for Giancarlo Stanton, or anyone, only looks better

    NBC Sports Boston "Giancarlo Stanton strikes out in his sleep while Mookie Betts has been the best hitter in baseball. On Wednesday, of all days, there’s absolutely no one in Red Sox camp who’s going to look back with regret on the little bit of history revealed by a former Marlins executive. (And no regret is going..." April 19

  • Mookie Betts leaves Red Sox game shortly after colliding with catcher at plate

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts left Saturday's game against the Orioles in the fourth inning, three innings after a collision at home plate left him limping off the field. Betts was injured in the first while scoring on Andrew Benintendi's double. The throw took Orioles catcher Chance Sisco into the base bath as..." April 14

  • Why Mookie Betts Isn’t Thinking About Next Contract Before 2018 Season

    NESN "No one would blame Mookie Betts if money crossed his mind from time to time. The Boston Red Sox right fielder is under team control through 2020, but he’s already established himself as one of the best players in Major League Baseball, positioning him for a huge payday upon reaching free..." March 26

  • Mookie Betts won’t talk contract extension until after the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "Mookie Betts is in a pretty good place right now. He just won his first go-around in arbitration, taking home a near-record for a first timer with a $10.5 million salary in 2018. Merely staying the course on his current levels of production will mean astronomical salaries in arbitration years two..." February 15

  • Why Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts Want To Change Red Sox’s Attitude In 2018

    NESN "Outside hiring a new manager, Boston Red Sox haven’t made many changes to the team that fell short in last year’s American League’s Division Series. But two of the club’s youngest players plan on shaking things up from within. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts spoke to reporters Thursday morning..." February 15

  • Dombrowski: Red Sox relationship with Betts fine despite arbitration hearing

    Boston Herald "After going head-to-head in an arbitration hearing, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said he’s confident there’s no residual animosity between the team and Mookie Betts. Hard feelings from the player were surely mitigated by his winning the case for a record $10.5..." February 02

  • Mookie Betts wins his arbitration case against the Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox went to an arbitration hearing yesterday. Betts was asking for $10.5 million and the Red Sox countered at $7.5 million. Betts won, and now he’ll be making eight figures for 2018. This was Betts first year of arbitration eligibility. He won’t hit free agency..." January 31

  • Nobody will win in Mookie Betts arbitration gamble

    Boston Herald "It’s one thing to go to salary arbitration with a reliever by the name of Fernando Abad, like the Red Sox did last year. It’s quite another for the Sox to enter a room with the heart, soul and future of their organization — that’s Mookie Betts — and then say to his face all the ways they don’t..." January 16

  • Red Sox avoid arbitration with all but Mookie Betts

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are saving the best for last. Yesterday was the deadline for arbitration-eligible players to exchange numbers with their teams, and the Red Sox agreed to terms with all of their eligible players except for one: Mookie Betts. Nine other Red Sox avoided arbitration yesterday,..." January 12

  • Which version of Bradley, Bogaerts and Betts can Red Sox expect going forward?

    NBC Sports Boston "The most important evaluations the Red Sox have to make this winter are internal. Who exactly is Jackie Bradley Jr.? And Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts? Can all three be expected to return to their 2016 forms, or is 2017 closer to reality? Who are they actually? Maybe 2016 was an..." December 12

  • Red Sox Outfielder Mookie Betts Rolls Perfect 300 at World Series of Bowling

    SI "Bo Jackson. Deion Sanders. Jim Thorpe. These are the names that immediately come to mind when thinking of famous two-sport athletes. Mookie Betts is trying to crack that esteemed list by excelling in a non-traditional sport: Bowling. The Red Sox outfielder notched a perfect 300 game on Sunday..." November 13