The Boston Red Sox appear to be playing the waiting game with Mookie Betts as the team has yet to talk about a new contract with the star outfielder.
Boston has to decide what they are going to do with Mookie Betts. He is one of the top players in all of Major League Baseball.
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Betts has one year left on his contract but their time is running out. If you can’t re-sign Betts you need to get something in return for the outfielder.
But it would be a shame to see Betts leave Boston. He is a homegrown player who is an amazing hitter and a great defensive outfielder.
One could consider last year a down year for Betts and he still had a .295 batting average with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs.
So the hope would be that the front office would be trying to sit down with Mookie as soon as possible. That doesn’t appear to be the case.
The Red Sox have yet to sit down with Mookie Betts this offseason and that doesn’t sound like a good sign.
Boston repeatedly has said that they want to keep Betts on the team, but they keep doing things to contradict that. For example the team spoke at length about how they wanted to cut payroll. They have already signed J.D. Martinez so how will they afford Betts?
It seems that the hope of having Betts stay in Boston just continues to get smaller and smaller. If Betts does end up leaving Red Sox nation will not be happy and they should be. Losing Betts will be one of the biggest mistakes the team has made.