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Sport Red Sox’ decision to trade Mookie Betts could come within days, sources say

04:45  03 february  2020
04:45  03 february  2020 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Betts-Bonds stats comparison for age 23-26 seasons will blow your mind

  Betts-Bonds stats comparison for age 23-26 seasons will blow your mind Mookie Betts made his Boston Red Sox debut in 2014 and since then he has been a four-time All-Star.Betts is going to command a potentially record-breaking contract next offseason and a comparison with one of the greatest hitters of all time brings some clarity as to why.

Mookie Betts : trade chip? Such is the terrifying universe posited by Red Sox lefty David Price amid You could weigh the arguments for days . But Price is right that there are some notable names who Here are five Mookie Betts trade proposals—all of which have approximately zero percent chance of

Mookie Betts says he loves Boston: 'This is a great place to be, to spend your career.' But that doesn't mean you necessarily have to agree on or take whatever is given," Betts said , via The Globe's Pete Abraham. MLB Rumors: Red Sox ' Mookie Betts trade talks 'evolving' with Dodgers, Padres.

A resolution regarding the fate of Mookie Betts may be nearing.

a close up of a man wearing a red hat: Mookie Betts can do little but watch as the Red Sox weigh trade proposals by the Dodgers and Padres.© John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Mookie Betts can do little but watch as the Red Sox weigh trade proposals by the Dodgers and Padres.

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 and Los Angeles have outlined multiple trade offers for the 2018 AL MVP, with talks with both teams at a relatively advanced stage – though according to a source with one of those teams, the Red Sox have not made a request for a last and best offer for their superstar right fielder.

Red Sox to trade Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers

  Red Sox to trade Mookie Betts, David Price to Dodgers Betts, 27, won the AL MVP award in 2018.According to ESPN, pitcher David Price is headed to Los Angeles as part of the deal.

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts ’ name has been bandied about in offseason trade speculation, particularly with the club trying to With that said , trading Betts – the Red Sox ’s best player and one of the game’s elite performers – could cripple their chances of pushing for a playoff return next season.

The Red Sox have said they cannot afford to keep Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, who can opt out of his contract this offseason. But a once-unthinkable trade of their best player could come before he plays another game in Boston. J.D. Martinez, 32, has the ability to opt out of the final three years of

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The Padres have been willing to assemble a trade package that includes young big league contributors in both the outfield (likely center fielder Manuel Margot or corner outfielder Josh Naylor) and the rotation (with a willingness to discuss righthander Cal Quantrill and lefthander Joey Lucchesi). Additionally, they’d also send prospects to the Red Sox in a Betts deal, likely headlined by catcher Luis Campusano, who was named the 2019 MVP of the High-A California League in 2019 as a 20-year-old.

However, in order to afford Betts, the Padres would need the Red Sox to take back Wil Myers. San Diego would assume some of Myers’s remaining financial obligation over the final three years ($61 million) of his contract, thus diminishing the financial flexibility that the Red Sox would achieve in such a deal. As such, San Diego would have to send more young, inexpensive talent – either prospects or big leaguers near the start of their careers – than the Dodgers in order to assemble the superior package.

Red Sox seeking more compensation for Betts as Graterol’s medical issues hold up trade

  Red Sox seeking more compensation for Betts as Graterol’s medical issues hold up trade The deal isn’t expected to be in jeopardy, but Graterol does not appear to project as a starter in the way the Red Sox anticipated.When the dust settles, it’s still expected that Mookie Betts and David Price will end up in Los Angeles, outfielder Alex Verdugo and likely pitcher Brusdar Graterol will end up with the Red Sox, and starter Kenta Maeda likely will end up in Minnesota.

Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts makes a running catch in Game 3 of the ALDS. It’s funny, I’m so out of the loop on the Sox at the moment that I didn’t even realize a decision was coming today. Betts and his agents preferred to aim for the high end of the range, which is of course their prerogative.

Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., left, and right fielder Mookie Betts chase after a ball hit by the Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty in the Mistakes were a plenty all series, but none more glaring than the ones made by the Red Sox ’ best player and reigning MVP Mookie Betts , who had

The Dodgers have shown a willingness to anchor a trade package with 23-year-old outfielder Alex Verdugo, who hit .294/.342/.475 with 12 homers in 106 games during his rookie season for the Dodgers in 2019 – though he missed the final two months of the season with a back injury. The Dodgers have also shown a willingness to discuss additional prospects and/or big league players in return for Betts, and Los Angeles has also explored scenarios with the Sox in which they’d take David Price — and part of the remaining financial obligation to the pitcher, who is owed $96 million over the three remaining years of his deal — in addition to Betts.

Some evaluators, however, believe that the Red Sox would be better served to separate Price from Betts in a deal — noting that if the lefthander returns to health this year, his trade value could be considerably higher in midseason than it is now, coming off a year in which he barely pitched over the final two months due to a wrist cyst.

Did Red Sox stall Mookie Betts trade over negative media reaction?

  Did Red Sox stall Mookie Betts trade over negative media reaction? The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers had a trade-in place involving Mookie Betts on Tuesday, but within days, the third part of the deal more or less fell apart. Some involved in the trade talks believe that Red Sox ownership became wary of criticism of the original deal. Real question is what #RedSox want. #MNTwins could send Graterol and lesser prospect to #Dodgers, then LAD could flip Graterol and a better prospect to BOS. But some in talks sense that negative media reaction to Verdugo-Graterol return for Betts-Price gave BOS ownership pause.

AL MVP Mookie Betts will hit second next year, a season after he led the big leagues in batting average and slugging percentage from the top spot. Andrew Benintendi will move up a slot and hit first for the majors’ highest-scoring team, manager Alex Cora said Tuesday at the winter meetings.

If I owned the Red Sox and Mookie Betts asked for 0 million today to stay for the next 10 years, I’d hand We’re almost at the point where the Red Sox should hand Mookie a blank check and tell him to write He could get million a year when he hits free agency. The highest-paid player this year in

Though the 27-year-old Betts is just one year from free agency and a contract that could land north of $400 million, both the Padres and Dodgers see him as a difference-maker of such magnitude that he would justify a package of several young players. The four-time All-Star hit .295/.391/.524 with 29 homers and 16 steals along with a major league-leading 135 runs scored in 2019. He also turned in his fifth straight year of at least 65 extra-base hits — making Betts one of eight players (along with Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Medwick, and Jimmie Foxx) to do so in five straight seasons between the ages of 22 and 26.

Alex Speier can be reached at alex.speier@globe.com. Follow him on twitter at @alexspeier.

Red Sox to send Dodgers $48M in 18 installments over 3 years .
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will make their $48 million in payments to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of the David Price and Mookie Betts trade in 18 equal installments over the next three years. Boston will send Los Angeles $2,666,667 on the 15th of each month from April through September in 2020, 2021 and 2022 as part of the deal announced Monday, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. The $48 million is equal to half of what Price is owed for the remainder of the $217 million, seven-year contract he agreed to with Boston ahead of the 2016 season. He is due $32 million in each of the next three seasons.

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