Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • 2020 Red Sox Season Looks Just as Gloomy for So Many Reasons

    12 Up "A year after a historic 2018 campaign that ended in a World Series title, the Boston Red Sox have been mediocre (to put it nicely) in 2019. Everyone waited and waited for this team to wake up and play like champions, but it never happened. And their bitter enemy, the New..." September 21

  • Red Sox will listen to trade offers for Mookie Betts

    Sportsnet "The Boston Red Sox will listen to trade offers for reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts, according to ESPN’s Joon Lee. However, Lee mentions that the ask “will be high” from the Red Sox.  " September 19

  • Mookie Betts: Dave Dombrowski firing does not change contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox’s decision to fire Dave Dombrowski on Sunday night left some wondering that would change Mookie Betts’ perspective on his contract status with the team. The answer is it hasn’t. Betts is due to become a free agent after 2020 and has said all year..." September 09

  • Red Sox could lose Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez this offseason in order to get under luxury tax

    CBS Sports "On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox fired president Dave Dombrowski less than a year removed from winning the World Series. Dombrowski's team had disappointed this season, but was on pace for 86 wins. Previously the Red Sox had won at least 93 games in his three full years on the job...." September 09

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox dealing Betts to Cardinals or Braves?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cue the hysteria in Boston. Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts, one of baseball’s brightest young stars, could soon be on his way out of Fenway Park. With just one full year remaining on his deal, Betts is a logical name to include in trade rumorswhen the..." August 21

  • Bryce Harper on Mookie Betts' Next Contract: 'I Hope' He Passes My $330M Deal

    Bleacher Report "Philadelphia Phillies superstar Bryce Harper said Tuesday he's rooting for Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts to eclipse his 13-year, $330 million contract. Harper told John Tomase of NBC Sports Boston he's always been a fan of..." August 21

  • Mookie Betts ‘loves’ Boston despite rumors of departure

    Larry Brown Sports "Mookie Betts’ future with the Boston Red Sox may be murky, but it doesn’t appear to be on account of the city. Betts affirmed to WEEI on Tuesday that he “loves” Boston, calling it his second home despite lingering rumors that his long-term future may lie..." August 21

  • Rafael Devers Ready to Be Face of Red Sox If Mookie Betts Is Traded Away

    Bleacher Report "Rafael Devers is the most exciting young player on the Boston Red Sox. Soon, he may take on another title: the face of the franchise. After going 2-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, the 22-year-old third baseman is hitting .327 with..." August 15

  • Red Sox exec on Mookie Betts: 'If he wants to stay in Boston, we'll pay him'

    NBC Sports Boston "As the penultimate year of Mookie Betts' contract nears its end, the 2018 American League MVP's future in Boston still lacks clarity. Many expect Betts to get "Mike Trout money" if he hits the open market following the 2020 season, so it makes sense the..." August 15

  • Report: Red Sox could listen to Mookie Betts trade offers after season

    Larry Brown Sports "Mookie Betts is not far removed from an MVP season and a World Series win with the Boston Red Sox, but his future there might not be long-term. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Betts is likely to become a free agent after the 2020 season after turning down an eight-year, $200..." August 09

  • Mookie Betts considered day-to-day

    Sporting News "Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts is considered day-to-day after suffering a shin contusion in Monday's win against the Royals. The reigning American League MVP fouled a pitch off his left leg in the seventh inning and walked around gingerly for a moment before returning to the..." August 06

  • Mookie Betts' three-homer game for Red Sox continues MLB's record streak

    Yahoo! Sports "Three-homer games have been all the rage in Major League Baseball this week. On Friday, a man very familiar to launching home runs in threes rejoined the club as Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts went deep three times in a 10-5 win against the New York Yankees. In doing..." July 27

  • Mookie Betts: ‘I’ve loved it here. Just because you go to free agency doesn’t mean you don’t want to be somewhere’

    Mass Live "Mookie Betts appears determined to test free agency following the 2020 season. But that does not mean he doesn’t enjoy playing for the Boston Red Sox. The superstar said any assertions he doesn’t like it in Boston or doesn’t want to be in Boston are..." July 23

  • Are different contract approaches the reason for Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts' different seasons?

    NBC Sports Boston "Only about 10 feet separated Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts at their respective podiums during Monday's All-Star media day, but they felt worlds apart. Seated at adjoining daises in the Cleveland Convention Center, the Red Sox teammates answered very different..." July 09

  • Red Sox return Mookie Betts to leadoff spot

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox are 29-28 and still struggling to hit the heights that they did last season, and are making a change to their lineup that they hope will make things look a bit more like 2018. Manager Alex Cora announced Saturday that reigning AL MVP Mookie Betts will return to the..." June 01

  • Alex Cora believes Mookie Betts is very close to snapping out of slump

    Boston Herald "Mookie Betts is beginning his season in an offensive slump almost as concerning as the Red Sox’ overall start. But manager Alex Cora is not about to do anything drastic. “Hit him eighth? No, I’m not hitting him eighth,” Cora said before..." April 18

  • Mookie Betts appears to be favoring right wrist after collision with fence

    NBC Sports Boston "A trying season for Mookie Betts got a little worse on Tuesday night in Yankee Stadium. Betts appeared to experience discomfort in his right wrist chasing a Clint Frazier home run in the fourth inning. He crashed into the right-field fence at the apex of his leap off a dead sprint...." April 17

  • Mookie expects more from himself: 'What I'm doing is unacceptable'

    Yardbarker "The start to the 2019 season has been rough for Mookie Betts. And in discussing his play, the reigning AL MVP isn’t giving himself any breaks. For the season, Betts is hitting .222/.324/.413 with three home runs and one steal. After Monday’s game — in which he went..." April 15

  • Mookie Betts not blaming Red Sox manager for struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox have gotten off to a miserable start to the 2019 season, as the reigning World Series winners have started 2-7 with repeated blowouts among the defeats. Frustration looked to be boiling over some after the latest, a 15-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Naturally,..." April 06

  • Price rips MLB for poorly marketing Betts, African-American players

    Mass Live "“Mookie, you got any commercials right now?" David Price shouted over to his teammate, 2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts. “No,” Betts replied, sitting a few seats to Price’s right in the visitor’s clubhouse here at Chase Field. “OK,..." April 06

  • Bryce Harper tops Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts with most popular jersey this year

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, a Philadelphia Phillies star sits atop the MLB’s most popular jerseys list, as Bryce Harper beat out Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts with the most jersey sales since January 1st. MLB published their annual list Thursday morning ahead of Opening..." March 28