Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Red Sox Don't Care If You Want Mookie Betts to Stay in Boston For Christmas

    The Big Lead "It's a widely-known fact at this point that the Boston Red Sox are looking to unload a decent bit of salary in the offseason leading up to the 2020 season. To the chagrin of basically every Sox fan on the planet, that effort may result in the team trading perennial MVP candidate and..." December 11

  • Red Sox manager makes it sound like Mookie Betts will be traded

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Red Sox entered this week’s winter meetings at a crossroads. By now it’s well known that the team is looking to slash payroll under its new leadership.  Rumors following a disastrous 2019 season concluded that former AL MVP Mookie Betts would be..." December 09

  • Teams ‘highly skeptical’ Red Sox will trade Mookie Betts

    Bleacher Report "Teams are reportedly "highly skeptical" that the Boston Red Sox will trade outfielder Mookie Betts this offseason since the return would be "too low," according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Nightengale added that clubs..." December 06

  • If Mookie Betts is dealt -- a big if -- here's who can get him "Let’s be clear about this: Mookie Betts is likely going to be playing for the Red Sox next season. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that multiple MLB executives believe it’s unlikely that Boston will actually trade him, and it makes sense. He is, after all, one..." December 05

  • Red Sox unlikely to move Mookie Betts; looking to deal David Price, Nathan Eovaldi

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox reportedly don't want to move Mookie Betts, but that doesn't change the fact that their payroll needs to be slashed. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Red Sox are eyeing the starting rotation as the solution: "Multiple..." December 04

  • Did Red Sox miss the best window to trade Mookie Betts?

    WEEI Boston "Holiday parties can always be a dangerous thing for baseball reporters I remember during the Daisuke Matsuzaka saga leading into the 2007 season telling my wife I would not be accompanying her to a Christmas party because there was absolutely no desire to spend hours around the plates..." December 02

  • MLB Execs Think Francisco Lindor and Kris Bryant Are More Likely to Be Traded Than Mookie Betts

    12 Up "MLB's general manager meetings are over, and the much-anticipated winter meetings will take place shortly. While many are looking at where the likes of Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg will sign in free agency, you can't forget about the potential..." November 27

  • Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor and eight other MLB players who could be on the move this winter

    USA Today "As Major League Baseball's hot stove continues preheating, we know all about the top free agents on the market: Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg. But what about players who could be made available via trade? The league's Winter..." November 20

  • How committing to a Mookie Betts deal might work

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox have been clearly willing to go down what can be an uncomfortable path, that of giving one player the kind of annual average salary that might make up a small market team's entire payroll. Offers along those lines have been made to Mookie Betts. As good of a player as..." November 18

  • This Astros-Red Sox Trade for Mookie Betts Could Actually Work

    12 Up "The Boston Red Sox, who always have championship expectations, have a conundrum on their hands. Mookie Betts is unquestionably their best player, but he's a free agent after the 2020 season and it doesn't look like he'll sign an extension before..." November 14

  • Mookie Betts dilemma will dominate Boston's winter "One of the greatest free-agent contracts in history, and maybe the greatest ever for the Red Sox in terms of value, was the one for Manny Ramirez. After the 2000 season, they signed Ramirez for eight years and $160 million, and then something quite rare happened: Ramirez’s numbers..." November 12

  • Mets Could Land Mookie Betts

    12 Up "We know New York Mets ownership well enough, at this point, to determine that signing a big fish on the free agent market isn't going to happen. The trade market, however, is another story entirely; GM Brodie Van Wagenen pulled off a blockbuster deal last winter,..." November 12

  • Dan Shaughnessy Calls Mookie Betts Overrated in Early Attempt at Boston Smear Job

    12 Up "The Boston Red Sox are heading into an interesting winter under new head executive Chaim Bloom. Since it seems to be a point of emphasis to get under the luxury tax, and slugger J.D. Martinez decided to opt in to his contract, one move you could see happening is a..." November 08

  • Chaim Bloom Addresses Mookie Betts Situation Amid Important Offseason

    NESN "Chaim Bloom has a pretty big offseason in front of him. The Boston Red Sox’s new chief baseball officer inherited a team with a lot of work to be done this offseason. He’s been tasked with slashing payroll, while considering what to do about the uncertain situation..." November 08

  • BoSox, Mookie Betts not talking extension yet

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have not yet engaged in contract talks with Mookie Betts this offseason, team president and CEO Sam Kennedy said Wednesday. “I’m sure we’ll have conversations at the appropriate time,” Kennedy said. That news isn’t much of a..." November 07

  • What does J.D. Martinez's opt-in mean for Red Sox and Mookie Betts?

    ESPN "The first domino in a long and complicated offseason fell for the Red Sox on Monday, as slugger J.D. Martinez decided not to test free agency, meaning Boston's biggest run producer in recent years will be back for at least one more season -- presuming he isn't traded..." November 05

  • 3 Ways the Red Sox Can Shed Payroll Without Trading Mookie Betts

    12 Up "The Boston Red Sox made the first true splash of MLB's 2019 offseason when they introduced Chaim Bloom as their new general manager. While there's no doubting that it was a great hire, it's time for the former Rays VP of Baseball Operations to get down to..." November 05

  • 6 trade fits for Mookie Betts "Among the more interesting subplots of the upcoming offseason, aside from "who will sign Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole," and "what will Yankees fans do if their team doesn't sign Anthony Rendon or Gerrit Cole," is what's happening -- or about to happen --..." October 28

  • Arbitration projection takeaways: Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger could set new records

    The Score "There's still plenty of playoff baseball remaining, but MLB Trade Rumors provided a recent reminder that the offseason is approaching by releasing its projections for salary arbitration. The publication has developed an accurate system that offers a glimpse into what..." October 15

  • Looking For The Best Match In A Mookie Betts Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "First of all, there’s more than a decent chance that Mookie Betts will still be a member of the 2020 Red Sox.  As per Sox president/CEO Sam Kennedy, the team’s intention to get payroll under the $208MM luxury tax threshold is a “goal but not a..." October 06

  • Where will Mookie Betts play in 2020? Ranking all 30 MLB teams chances of landing the Red Sox slugger

    CBS Sports "The regular season concluded on Sunday, and with it most of the league has nothing to look forward to until the offseason begins. One fan base who might be dreading the winter belongs to the Boston Red Sox, the same group who celebrated a World Series title less than a year ago. Now, the..." October 01

  • Red Sox CEO says it will be 'difficult' but 'there is a way' to keep Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez on the roster

    Mass Live "The Red Sox’s goal, although not a mandate, is to keep their payroll under the $208 million Competitive Balance Threshold in 2020. The 2020 payroll already is near $218 million before any offseason transactions. Would it, therefore, be possible to keep..." September 30

  • J.D. Martinez doesn't believe Red Sox will be 'able to afford Mookie Betts'

    NBC Sports Boston "Mookie Betts gave the Red Sox every last ounce of his considerable talents right to the bitter end, and Sunday afternoon sure felt like the end. Let the record show that if this is it, Betts' final act in a Red Sox uniform was quintessentially, electrifyingly Mookie. He scored..." September 30

  • Red Sox Still Hope To Sign Mookie Betts Despite Looming Free Agency

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox may be down and out when it comes to 2019, but there was plenty of news coming from Fenway Park on Friday evening. Red Sox ownership met with the media to go over a number of topics before the team dives into what figures to be a pretty pivotal offseason. John..." September 28

  • Mookie Betts on contract stance: 'It's how I was raised'

    WEEI Boston "The foundation for how Mookie Betts is approaching his future started long before anyone could predict superstardom or contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It began on a youth football field in Tennessee. "I had started playing football and it was the first..." September 26

  • Mookie Betts leaves game with foot discomfort after running into wall

    Larry Brown Sports "Mookie Betts left the Boston Red Sox’s game on Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers with renewed discomfort in his left foot. The Red Sox right fielder crashed into the wall in right field at Globe Life Park in Arlington while trying to track down a fly ball from Delino..." September 25

  • Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts throws out runner at third with 305-foot strike from outfield corner

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox will not have a chance to defend their World Series title this postseason. Despite missing the playoffs, Mookie Betts is still playing hard — and firing darts from the outfield.  Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Avisail Garcia ripped an extra-base hit into..." September 24

  • 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