Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 27 (October 7, 1992) | 5' 9" | 180lbs. | Bats: Right OF-143 CF-17 RF-132 DH-7 PH-4
BOS AL 2016 158 672 122 214 49 80 42 5 31 113 26 4 .318 .363 .534 7 11 .322 41/19/39 48 44
BOS AL 2017 153 628 101 166 77 79 46 2 24 102 26 3 .264 .344 .459 11 11 .268 40/17/43 32 29
BOS AL 2018 136 520 129 180 81 91 47 5 32 80 30 6 .346 .438 .640 13 15 .368 34/21/45 49 46
BOS AL 2019 150 597 135 176 97 101 40 5 29 80 16 3 .295 .391 .524 14 14 .309 31/25/44 32 32
LAD NL 2020 17 64 9 18 6 9 6 0 4 10 1 0 .281 .343 .562 9 13 .275 31/20/49 3 3
Career 7yrs 811 3267 622 983 377 473 235 26 143 480 127 25 .301 .373 .520 10 13 .313 n/a
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The home run is impressive (pitch is inside), throw is something else.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 1

Good one, Mike. Tough indeed. 

carter carter GypsySoul
Jul 25

If John Henry were only worth a little more than $2.6 billion.  Also, Red Sox cardboard cutouts 2x cost of Dodgers for having your picture here.  Times are tough for billionaires.

Mike Landau ML-
Jul 25

Good for you, Mookie! Upon hearing this news, Jerry Reinsdorf was found wandering the South Side repeatedly muttering, "How can this happen, when I'm going broke!"

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jul 23

Todays rumour mill features Mookie Betts and a possible mega-bucks extension. I was scrolling through Twitter, saw this posted, and enjoyed a good chuckle. "If the Dodgers sign Betts to a mega deal, how are small market teams like the Red Sox supposed to compete?"

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Jul 22

I posted a couple of weeks ago that there would be no Littlefield effect from spring. After watching Dodger highlights I'm pushing Betts up my list. Sheesh.

Glad baseball is back.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 21

Mookie's in the first paragraph and so that's where I'm posting this.

Alex Patton Alex
May 26

Chad Jennings at The Athletic:

... holy smokes, what a plot twist! Barely a month after one of the most divisive, difficult, controversial trades in Red Sox history, we’re no longer sure exactly what the team gave up. This presumably was not a part of the plan – surely Chaim Bloom didn’t trade his best player in anticipation of a pandemic – but it certainly could impact the final analysis. Call it random chance, blind luck, or the ripple effect of unforeseen circumstances. Call it karmic payback for the lost game of strike-shortened 1972, which cost the Red Sox a shot at the playoffs. Fact is, the Red Sox might have built for the future by trading away the most expensive and least valuable season of Betts’ career to date.

Of course, we don’t know that. We don’t know when the season will begin, if it will begin, how long it will last, and how service time calculations will be adjusted accordingly. If the season is canceled – which currently seems unlikely, but perhaps not out of the question – would Betts become a free agent as expected, or would he be granted zero days of additional service time in 2020 — meaning he’d remain one season away from the free-agent market? Would the Dodgers get to use him in 2021 instead? Is it possible a severely shortened season would tilt advantage the other way, giving the Dodgers control of Betts for a full season and a partial season?

.... Essentially, in a worst-case scenario for the league – an entire season lost with players still granted a year of service time and Betts hitting the open market as scheduled – would result in the Red Sox giving up $16 million-plus David Price’s age 35 and 36 seasons in exchange for $42 million of salary relief, a new right fielder (Alex Verdugo), the system’s top middle-infield prospect (Jeter Downs), easily their top catching prospect (Connor Wong), plus a reset of luxury tax penalties worth millions.

All just the unforeseen byproduct of an unprecedented crisis, which has left everything – including a trade we’ve been digesting for a month – in a new state of uncertainty.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 19

The good news for me is that someone is likely to bid based on the two 4x years.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 4

Yesterday, when I was giving a sample of Ron Shandler's first-round pans in an article last month in The Athletic, I shouldn't have skipped this one.

4. Mookie Betts fell short of 30 HRs, 20 steals and a .300 batting average last year, and he accomplished all that in over 700 plate appearances. That’s like the old Woody Allen joke about two women complaining about the terrible food in a restaurant, adding, “and such small portions.” Now Betts is taking his small-portion productivity rate to a new city, on a new coast, in a new league. Those are enough environmental variables to be concerned. If the big star LA-life doesn’t get him, the three-hour time difference might.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 4