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Mookie Betts agreed to 12 year/$365M deal with Dodgers
« on: July 22, 2020, 10:02:18 PM »

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

Couple of World Series titles in a 12 year span are 100% worth it.

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 10:41:26 PM »

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

Couple of World Series titles in a 12 year span are 100% worth it.
Yeah, throwing around ďa couple of World Series titlesĒ like itís nothing is weird

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 10:42:48 PM »

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so the red sox couldn't have afforded that?

seems like they could have, right?

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2020, 11:26:49 PM »

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

Couple of World Series titles in a 12 year span are 100% worth it.
Yeah, throwing around ďa couple of World Series titlesĒ like itís nothing is weird

Only 2 or 3 World Series titles for 12 years of commitment wouldn't that be a dangerous signing though lol

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

Couple of World Series titles in a 12 year span are 100% worth it.
Yeah, throwing around ďa couple of World Series titlesĒ like itís nothing is weird

Only 2 or 3 World Series titles for 12 years of commitment wouldn't that be a dangerous signing though lol

No, I donít think it would.  Itís really hard to win the World Series, much less 2-3.  The Dodgers havenít even won one in Mookie Bettsí lifetime.

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2020, 03:21:00 AM »

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Looks like he is financially set as an individual, but I don't know about his performance being a Dodger in the long-term. Maybe they bring back a couple of World Series titles but that'll be that.

What's with all these monster-like contracts across the sports world during covid season? Patrick Mahomes and now Betts lol

I think the Dodgers would be quite happy with that.

Couple of World Series titles in a 12 year span are 100% worth it.
Yeah, throwing around ďa couple of World Series titlesĒ like itís nothing is weird

Only 2 or 3 World Series titles for 12 years of commitment wouldn't that be a dangerous signing though lol
Not at all. Iíd throw out pretty much any sort of 12 year max deal if it locked in 2-3 championships for Boston

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My heart wanted Mookie in Boston for his career.  My mind was wary of signing him to such a long term deal.  He relies so much on quick twitch athleticism it will be interesting to see what he looks like in his 30s.  For the next few years or so he should still be fantastic though Iím not convinced quite as good as he was in Fenway.  Fenway was perfect for him if you take a look at home and away splits.

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2020, 08:29:25 AM »

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so the red sox couldn't have afforded that?

seems like they could have, right?

All we heard while Mookie was in Boston was that he did not want to sign long term and that he wanted to become a free agent.  We don't know what the Sox offered (and Mookie turned down) but to me, this could be one of two things:

1.  Mookie did not want Boston long term and is happier in LA
2.  Mookie had a change of heart after seeing how quickly things can change with something like Covid. 

I actually suspect a little of all contributed.
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Thatís *way* lower than his projected market was.  Screw the Sox for being cheap.  Covid obviously played a huge part here, but you donít trade top-2 players when youíre turning $50 to $75 million in profits.

What an abomination of a deal.  Price opted out of the season, so the Dodgers donít even have to pay him this season.
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Thatís *way* lower than his projected market was.  Screw the Sox for being cheap.  Covid obviously played a huge part here, but you donít trade top-2 players when youíre turning $50 to $75 million in profits.

What an abomination of a deal.  Price opted out of the season, so the Dodgers donít even have to pay him this season.

This, a thousand times over.    Screw John Henry & the Sox for getting rid of Betts.


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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2020, 10:19:37 AM »

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I liked Betts and would have loved to see him remain a Red Sox for life. I do believe the Red Sox made the right call in trading him when they did. I also believe Betts had every intention on leaving Boston, and a desire to get to free agency wasnít the reason he never signed the supposedly multiple extension offers from Boston. If I recall, the Red Sox last offer was something like 10 years and $300M. Iím sure the Dodgers offer was lower than the 12 year and $365M contract that was agreed to. It seems to me, both teams valued Mookie fairly similarly.

Time will tell, which team wins out. Is this the beginning of the Red Sox making a course correction and fixing their payroll by going under the luxury tax line? I will never accuse the team of being cheap, as they have consistently been one of the highest payroll teams in MLB. How many years will a 5í9Ē Betts max out his size for LA? Will he be their version of Dustin Pedroia? An undersized player whoís body gave out on him and never lived up to the contract he signed for? I loved Dustin, but his contract has basically been dead money for years and is still going.

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I liked Betts and would have loved to see him remain a Red Sox for life. I do believe the Red Sox made the right call in trading him when they did. I also believe Betts had every intention on leaving Boston, and a desire to get to free agency wasnít the reason he never signed the supposedly multiple extension offers from Boston. If I recall, the Red Sox last offer was something like 10 years and $300M. Iím sure the Dodgers offer was lower than the 12 year and $365M contract that was agreed to. It seems to me, both teams valued Mookie fairly similarly.

Time will tell, which team wins out. Is this the beginning of the Red Sox making a course correction and fixing their payroll by going under the luxury tax line? I will never accuse the team of being cheap, as they have consistently been one of the highest payroll teams in MLB. How many years will a 5í9Ē Betts max out his size for LA? Will he be their version of Dustin Pedroia? An undersized player whoís body gave out on him and never lived up to the contract he signed for? I loved Dustin, but his contract has basically been dead money for years and is still going.

Agree 100%. His speed-dependent game will age poorly and that contract will be an albatross in a few years.

And the Sox aren't going anywhere if they have no payroll left for pitching. Dombrowski left this team in a tough spot. Hopefully Chaim Bloom still has some of that Tampa Bay magic left in him to get creative here.