Mookie Betts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mookie Betts urged dedication to mission of ‘equality for all’ in Instagram post

    Boston "Amid ongoing protests of police brutality and racial injustice, Boston athletes past and present have shown their support. The list includes both Tom Brady and David Ortiz, who made Instagram posts on Tuesday morning. Mookie Betts shared his thoughts..." June 02

  • Mookie Betts Did Everything Right and Still Somehow Got Screwed

    12 Up "Mookie Betts was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason after agreeing to a one-year, $27 million deal with the Boston Red Sox in his final year of arbitration. He is a free agent after the season, and has made it clear time and again that he wants to earn his..." May 12

  • Dodgers' Dave Roberts wanted Red Sox scandal to end quietly after Mookie Betts trade

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was hoping that Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal would be put to rest before the 2020 season. The Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox this winter while the..." May 06

  • Mookie Betts says wearing Dodgers uniform was ‘super weird’

    Mass Live "For former Red Sox star Mookie Betts, it took some time to get used to wearing a new uniform after being traded to the Dodgers at the beginning of spring training. In an interview with Dodgers broadcaster Joe Davis last week, Betts said a call from his mother..." April 21

  • Everything Red Sox players have had to say about their 2018 sign-stealing accusations

    Boston "It’s been three months since Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox parted ways in a bizarre press conference, the team going out of its way to stress a man appearing responsible for multiple illegal sign-stealing scandals wasn’t being fired, or departing for anything..." April 16

  • What Happens To The Mookie Betts Trade If The Season Is Canceled?

    MLB Trade Rumors "If the 2020 MLB season is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, players will receive service time equal to the amount they accrued in 2019.  That’s a win for any player who received a full year in ’19, as they’d remain on track for free agency as expected.  That..." April 14

  • A shortened 2020 MLB season would make Mookie Betts even more important

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Opening Day will be pushed back to at least mid-May, though that is subject to change as the situation..." April 13

  • Dave Roberts discusses Mookie Betts' future: 'He loves being a Dodger'

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a blockbuster trade in February, acquiring Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox in a five-player deal, but there's a chance the star outfielder never plays a game for the team with the 2020 season in jeopardy due to the coronavirus..." April 07

  • There's No Way Red Sox Will Sign Mookie Betts After MLB's Decision on Luxury Tax if 2020 Season is Cancelled

    12 Up "The 2020 MLB season is in major flux, as the league and the rest of the world navigates through the coronavirus pandemic with no clear end in sight. While the league cautiously expects the regular season to begin at some point this summer, they are preparing for the worst. That is, no..." March 31

  • 5 MLB Stars Who Are Next to Get $300 Million Deals

    12 Up "Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich didn't exactly break the bank with his latest contract extension, but he'll be staying put in Milwaukee through at least 2028. After winning NL MVP in 2018 and placing second last season, some thought Yelich was bound to make as much as..." March 05

  • MLB told Dodgers that Mookie Betts won't be implicated in cheating probe

    New York Post "The Yankees have had enough early injuries to raise concerns about organizational depth and if they can find their inner Urshela again. The Astros lost Gerrit Cole and all goodwill. How will they handle the duress of being the villain in every baseball city except..." March 02

  • 'I can sense the hurt': Mookie Betts, David Price give World Series hope to Dodgers team hungry for a title

    USA Today "Mookie Betts flits in and out of the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring training clubhouse, a former MVP in constant motion displaying some of the speed that makes him such a threat on the basepaths. On the other side of the clubhouse, David Price shares some of the wisdom accumulated..." February 18

  • Red Sox Ownership Downplays Role Of Luxury Tax In Mookie Betts Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Apparently not content to let Jim Crane draw all the headlines for ownership comments worthy of skepticism, Red Sox principal owner John Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president/CEO Sam Kennedy on Monday all denied that the trade of Mookie Betts and David Price to the..." February 17

  • Mookie Betts Thanks Red Sox, Sends Message To Los Angeles In Hype Video

    NESN "Mookie Betts is turning the page. After spending nearly a decade in the Red Sox organization, Betts will begin the next chapter of his Major League Baseball career in the 2020 season with the Dodgers. Los Angeles officially acquired Betts, as well as David Price, in a blockbuster deal with..." February 17

  • Mookie Betts, David Price join long history of Red Sox turned Dodgers

    Boston "I had ‘The Talk’ with my son on Wednesday morning. There’s no formal guidebook you’re given as a parent on these things, just memories of your own experiences and the loose idea that, “You’ll know the right time when you know.” I found..." February 13

  • Mookie Betts not ready to think about long-term contract with Dodgers

    Yardbarker "One of the reasons the Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Mookie Betts was because they were not optimistic about signing him to a long-term contract.   Now the Los Angeles Dodgers face the same issue.  The Dodgers acquired the 2018 AL MVP..." February 12

  • Magic Johnson unintentionally burns David Price in hilarious tweet

    Yardbarker "David Price has been somewhat of a forgotten man in the trade that sent Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Magic Johnson appears to feel the same way about his team acquiring the left-hander as the general public does. Johnson, a minority..." February 11

  • Chaim Bloom: Red Sox expected backlash for Mookie Betts trade, can still compete

    The Score "Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom announced Monday that All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts and left-hander David Price were officially traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. While Bloom understands how much talent the team lost, he..." February 10

  • Report: Red Sox, Dodgers Agree to New Mookie Betts Trade

    SI "After the blockbuster trade sending Mookie Betts from the Red Sox to the Dodgers appeared in jeopardy, the two teams have agreed to a new parameters for the trade, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The trade will reportedly send Betts and pitcher David Price to Los..." February 09

  • JD Martinez is still not a fan of Boston’s Mookie Betts trade

    Larry Brown Sports "After a delay, the Boston Red Sox concluded the trade that sent Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. While the prospect return looks better than the one they were getting before, that’s not enough to satisfy one player. Outfielder J.D. Martinez, who did not..." February 09

  • Finally: MLB World Reacts To Mookie Betts Blockbuster Trade Being Finalized

    Sportsnaut "The long-anticipated trade of former AL MVP Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers has been finalized. It took some tweaking, but the three teams involved were finally able to resolve some issues. The deal sends prospects Connor Wong, Alex..." February 09

  • Mookie Betts trade progressing; Twins still involved

    TSN "Another day, another twist in last week's blockbuster three-team trade. After LaVelle E. Neal III of the StarTribune reported Saturday the Minnesota Twins were pulling out of the trade sending Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers over concerns of prospect..." February 09

  • 3 Ways the Red Sox and Dodgers Can Save the Mookie Betts Trade

    12 Up "The Red Sox and Dodgers must be as tired of the Mookie Betts discussion as baseball fans are. While Boston received much initial flack for trading the face of their franchise to Los Angeles, at this point both sides would like to get the deal done and move on, per various reports. The..." February 09

  • Red Sox Ownership Rumored to Have Paused Mookie Betts Trade Due to Negative Media Reaction

    12 Up "Apparently, the hot shots that run one of the most renowned franchises in sports didn't get the memo that trading a generational homegrown star for the sole reason of getting under the luxury tax threshold would be met with vitriol from the fanbase as well as the media. According..." February 08

  • Twins pull out of Mookie Betts trade

    Larry Brown Sports "A key portion of the Mookie Betts trade has reportedly fallen through. According to LaVelle Neal of the StarTribune, the Minnesota Twins are pulling out of a three-team deal that would have sent Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Twins were poised to give up top prospect..." February 08

  • Scott Boras refutes questions about Brusdar Graterol's health: 'All of that is false'

    The Score "The hitch in the reported three-team blockbuster trade sending Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers is the health of Minnesota Twins right-hander Brusdar Graterol. The deal hasn't been finalized due to apparent..." February 08

  • Tony Clark, Scott Boras, Arte Moreno Upset With Mookie Betts Swap Hold-Up

    MLB Trade Rumors "Plenty of fans and folks in the game are no doubt frustrated by the uncertainty hanging over a dramatic duo of prospective trades centered around superstar Mookie Betts. MLBPA chief Tony Clark made clear that he’s got even bigger problems with the situation in a..." February 07

  • Red Sox seeking another top prospect to complete Mookie Betts trade

    Sportsnaut "If the blockbuster three-team trade that sent Mookie Betts and David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers is going to be completed, the Boston Red Sox reportedly want another top prospect to make it happen. Reports on Thursday night detailed that medicals concerns over..." February 07

  • Mookie Betts trade not certain as Red Sox try to reconfigure deal

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox are trying to change the Minnesota Twins' part of a three-team trade that would send star outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. While there's still hope that the..." February 07

  • Red Sox need to call off Mookie Betts trade and keep him

    Boston Herald "A physical exam, the final step to a trade, is usually a mere formality. In this case, it amounts to a gift for the Red Sox. Now let’s see if they have the wisdom and guts to accept it and call off this shameless Mookie Betts salary dump of a trade. Repeat: Call off your first..." February 06

  • Mookie Betts trade has been put on hold, may be adjusted after medical review

    Boston Herald "More than a day after it was reportedly agreed upon, the blockbuster three-team trade between the Red Sox, Dodgers and Twins still hasn’t been finalized. The hold-up apparently has to do with the medical record on right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol, who is being dealt to the Red..." February 06

  • Red Sox show money matters most with shameful Mookie Betts trade

    The Score "John Henry couldn't find any buyers for his Boca Raton mansion at $25 million last year, so the Boston Red Sox owner eventually lowered his asking price for the 41,000-square foot, seven-bedroom, 19-bathroom palace - complete with a professional quality recording studio, Italian..." February 06

  • Mookie Betts welcomed by Rams’ Jalen Ramsey after blockbuster Dodgers trade

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles sports franchises have made some blockbuster trades this season. After the Los Angeles Rams acquired superstar cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars back in October, the Los Angeles Dodgers decided they were next up. This week,..." February 05

  • Mookie Betts is a Dodger in 2020, but what about 2021?

    CBS Sports "Mookie Betts is finally on the move. After an offseason filled with rumors, the Boston Red Sox have traded their franchise player to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Outfielder Alex Verdugo and righty Brusdar Graterol were sent to Boston in the three-team trade..." February 05

  • Jim Rice says Mookie Betts 'wanted to stay in Boston'

    98.5 The Sports Hub "The prevailing narrative in the 12-ish hours since the Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers is that it was a business decision that had to be made. Betts wanted to hit the open market next winter, and regardless of what they did the Red Sox were going to lose him for nothing..." February 05

  • Red Sox didn’t have to trade Mookie Betts

    Hardball Talk "2018 AL MVP Mookie Betts is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox. The club reportedly agreed tonight to send him and David Price to the Dodgers as part of a three-team trade that also included the Twins. Betts spent six glorious seasons in Boston,..." February 05

  • Mookie Betts Trade Can Re-Write Dodgers History, Send Red Sox into the Abyss

    Bleacher Report "So after all these years speculating on Mike Trout's future in Anaheim before he signed his whopper deal last spring, it turns out we should have been focused on Mookie Betts and Boston instead. One year until free agency or no, can you believe it? The Red Sox—the..." February 05

  • Don’t drag Mookie Betts for the trade. Drag the Red Sox and Major League Baseball

    Hardball Talk "You’ve no doubt heard about the Mookie Betts/David Price trade from last night. Since that all broke, most of the chatter I’ve heard from Sox fans and most of the sentiment I’ve seen from commenters echoes Bill’s take. I’ve seen a considerable..." February 05

  • Kenta Maeda to Twins, Brusdar Graterol to Red Sox as part of massive trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The massive trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox includes a third team and even more players. The Dodgers and Red Sox have been talking about a Mookie Betts trade for much of the offseason, and the two sides agreed on a deal Tuesday night that is pending physicals...." February 04

  • Mookie Betts’s most memorable moments with the Red Sox

    Boston "The Red Sox have agreed to trade superstar outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Globe has confirmed. Betts blossomed into a star with the Red Sox. There is no shortage of moments to choose from in his time with the organization. Here are a few that stood..." February 04

  • It's happening: Red Sox reportedly agree to trade Mookie Betts to Dodgers

    98.5 The Sports Hub "The Red Sox are reportedly finalizing a blockbuster trade that will sent right fielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jeff Passan was the first to report on Twitter that the teams have a deal in place. Per multiple reports, the centerpiece..." February 04

  • Red Sox Still Pondering Mookie Betts Trade Scenarios

    The Union Journal "The waiting video game proceeds, regardless of assumptions on the contrary. As of this early morning, with simply one week up until bottles and also catchers record, Mookie Betts stays a participant of the Red Sox. All day the other day it appeared a trade can go down..." February 04

  • Ken Rosenthal: Mookie Betts trade 'is going to happen' " The Betts situation may be heading toward a breaking point. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal said Monday on the network's "Hot Stove" program that he wouldn't be surprised if a trade went down in the next day or two. The Dodgers and Padres are believed to be the only..." February 03

  • Red Sox’ decision to trade Mookie Betts could come within days

    Boston Globe "A resolution regarding the fate of Mookie Betts may be nearing. Major league sources familiar with the trade negotiations between the Red Sox and the Padres and Dodgers believe that a decision by the Red Sox could come within the next few days. According to the sources, both San Diego..." February 03

  • Peter Gammons Claims Mookie Betts-Dodgers Trade is 'Inevitable' and Lists Likely Players in Deal

    12 Up "The Boston Red Sox seem keen on trading away former AL MVP Mookie Betts, with two NL West rivals in the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers having both called Boston with regards to a potential Betts trade. According to the venerable Peter Gammons, sources..." February 02

  • Dodgers willing to include Alex Verdugo in Mookie Betts deal

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to offer at least some sweetener in a potential trade for Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts. Jon Morosi of reported on Thursday that the Dodgers are open to including outfielder Alex Verdugo in a deal for the former AL..." January 31

  • Five outfielders who could be impacted by a Mookie Betts trade

    CBS Sports "It stands to reason that the longer the Boston Red Sox discuss Mookie Betts trade scenarios with the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, the likelier a deal becomes. Where Betts ends up, and when he ends up there, still remain anyone's guess...." January 31

  • Red Sox Fans and Writers Need to Stop Spreading BS and Pretending Mookie Betts Doesn't Like Boston

    12 Up "Don't you just love when irrational fans (and sometimes pundits) throw caution to the wind and establish false narratives surrounding star players just because said player is refusing to commit to a franchise that's refusing to afford to compensate his MVP-caliber..." January 31

  • Mookie Betts trade talks between Red Sox, Dodgers reportedly heating up

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox are still engaged in trade talks surrounding star outfielder Mookie Betts, and the Los Angeles Dodgers appear to have emerged as the most likely suitor. Talks between the Red Sox and Dodgers have moved beyond the preliminary stage, according to Andy McCullough..." January 30

  • 3 Dodgers Prospects Red Sox Should Target in Mookie Betts Trade

    12 Up "As MLB's offseason hits its latter stages, the trade rumors regarding Mookie Betts are beginning to surface in bunches, indicating that the Boston Red Sox intend on offloading him prior to the start of the 2019 campaign. That buzz only gained more traction after it..." January 29