Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Why Mookie Betts Believes Impending Payday Won’t Be Distraction For Red Sox

    NESN "Mookie Betts has been a popular man to talk to of late, but no one seems very interested in talking about the upcoming Major League Baseball season. Instead, recent headlines involving Betts have been centered around the Boston Red Sox star’s impending payday. Betts’ next..." March 22

  • Mookie Betts not looking to give Red Sox discount

    Boston Herald "In the wake of Mike Trout’s big contract extension, reigning American League MVP Mookie Betts made it clear his “love” for playing in Boston won’t translate to a discount for the Red Sox. He sounds like a man in no hurry to hop on the bandwagon of players..." March 21

  • Report: Betts Turned Down 8-Year, $200 Million Extension From Red Sox After 2017 Season

    CBS Boston "Mookie Betts reportedly turned down a big-money deal from the Boston Red Sox following the 2017 season, a move that continues to pay off for the defending AL MVP. Betts will make $20 million next season, a record amount for a player in their second year of arbitration. He could have..." March 21

  • Will Mookie Betts Be Baseball’s First $500 Million Man After Mike Trout Extension?

    NESN "Mike Trout set the market, and now Mookie Betts gets to cash in. Trout on Tuesday reportedly agreed to a record-breaking 12-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels that will earn him $430 million. It’s a well-earned payday for the consensus best player in baseball,..." March 20

  • Mookie Betts doesn't expect extension before free agency

    WEEI Boston "Mookie Betts certainly doesn't sound like a player who is in a rush to duplicate Mike Trout's path. Talking to the media Wednesday morning, Red Sox outfielder offered his thoughts on Trout's $430 million agreement, including how he views his own situation. Betts was in..." March 20

  • Mookie Betts rejecting Red Sox looks more lucrative by the second

    New York Post "Boston star right fielder Mookie Betts gambled on himself, and the current indicators are that he is going to financially benefit greatly from that decision. Betts rejected an eight-year, $200 million extension proposal following the 2017 season, according to a source. A second source..." March 19

  • Details On Prior Red Sox Attempts At Extending Mookie Betts

    MLB Trade Rumors "As part of the day’s chatter surrounding Mike Trout’s new deal with the Angels, Joel Sherman of the New York Post took a look back at some of the Red Sox’ attempts to hammer out a contract with their own star outfielder. Mookie Betts has rebuffed several prior efforts from the..." March 19

  • From water boy to MVP: Mookie Betts is amazing at everything

    ESPN "My ESPN colleague Tim Kurkjian likes to say that baseball players are the best athletes in the world -- or at least the most underrated. I agree. Of course, Tim and I are baseball fans and absolutely biased in this regard, but we are also right. This is not a matter of debate. This..." March 09

  • Bryce Harper Contract Sets Market, But Projecting Mookie Betts’ Contract Is Tricky

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox had no direct connection to Thursday’s news that Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a reported 13-year, $330 million contract. But Boston might want to get very familiar with the framework of the deal. That’s because..." March 01

  • How Nolan Arenado's massive deal impacts Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts

    NBC Sports Boston "It's taken forever, but baseball's marquee free agents are finally landing deals. And they're getting paid. Nolan Arenado is the latest player to break the bank: The star third baseman has agreed to an eight-year contract with the Colorado Rockies worth..." February 26

  • MLB’s Instagram Claps Back At User Calling Mookie Betts ‘Overrated’

    NESN "Mookie Betts is one of Major League Baseball’s best players, and he proved that by winning not only a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox, but also claiming the American League MVP Award. Betts had a heck of a season for the Sox, amassing 32 home runs with 80 RBIs, 30..." February 25

  • Mookie Betts reacts to Manny Machado signing, Boston Red Sox star says his next contract is ‘not just about me’

    Mass Live "Manny Machado’s free agency is finished. He reportedly has signed a 10-year, $300-million contract with the Padres. The news broke during Red Sox manager Alex Cora’s press conference Tuesday. WEEI’s Lou Merloni, who is here in Fort Myers, made the manager aware..." February 20

  • Red Sox Have Discussed Extensions With Bogaerts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Werner and principal owner John Henry met with the Boston media today and indicated that they’ve not only discussed a long-term deal with Sale but also with Xander Bogaerts (link via the Globe’s Peter Abraham). Like Sale, Bogaerts is slated to become a free agent at the end of the..." February 18

  • Mookie Betts won't go to White House with Red Sox

    Boston Globe "Mookie Betts closed the book on the best season of his career on Saturday night when he accepted his Most Valuable Player award at the 96th annual New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America dinner. “Definitely. It’s all over now,” Betts said. “A..." January 27

  • MLB Network's list of top right fielders will fuel Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts helped his team win a franchise record 108 games and the World Series last season. Oh, by the way, he also was named American League MVP. However, all of that success wasn't enough for him to be No. 1 on MLB Network's recent list of the..." January 23