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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mookie Betts after another Red Sox loss: ‘What I’m doing is unacceptable’

Reigning American League MVP Mookie Betts is taking full responsibility for the Boston Red Sox’s rough start. After yet another loss Monday, Betts said his performance at the plate has been “unacceptable.”

The 26-year-old Betts went 0-for-3 with a walk in the team’s 8-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. After the game, Betts told Ian Browne of MLB.com he had to figure out a way to “help the team.”

“Basically, what I’m doing is unacceptable,” Betts said. “I have to figure out a way to get something done and help the team.”

On the bright side, this isn’t the first time that Red Sox fans have been disappointed due to the actions of a guy named Mookie.

 

QLE Posted: April 16, 2019 at 04:21 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: mookie betts, red sox

Saturday, April 06, 2019

David Price blasts MLB for failing to market Red Sox star Mookie Betts

David Price wants to see more of MVP teammate Mookie Betts on TV, beyond the on-field show Betts puts forth daily.

Price told reporters Friday that MLB is wasting an opportunity to attract younger fans, specifically fans of color, by not making an effort to promote one of the sport’s best players.

Mind you, MLB in the current day seems remarkably incompetent at marketing any of its players, so….

 

QLE Posted: April 06, 2019 at 07:59 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, mlb, mookie betts

Friday, March 22, 2019

Don’t expect Mookie Betts to become the next MLB star to sign a huge extension

Signing extensions has become the latest trend in Major League Baseball. Over the past couple weeks, some of the game’s biggest stars — both current and future — inked mega deals to remain with their teams.

With the extension trend seemingly at its peak, one of the best players in baseball is pushing back against the idea.

Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts is almost certainly paying attention to the massive deals being handed out to his colleagues, but it doesn’t sound like he has a lot of interest in becoming the next young, talented player to sign an extension.

Note to self: Check two years from now to see if this held.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 22, 2019 at 07:20 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: contract extensions, mookie betts, red sox

Friday, March 01, 2019

Top 5 impending free agents now that Bryce Harper and Manny Machado signed

The saga of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado’s search for a new home has finally come to an end which means it’s time to start obsessing over the next big free agent contracts.

While we’ll certainly miss the Bryce-Manny Tracker, the wave of superstars following them to pick out their own Brinks truck will provide just as much excitement in their hunt for a new contract.

Among the top five free agents who should cash in are three MVPs, three World Series champions and arguably the greatest player in baseball in generations.

Well, no better time to start this conversation than the present….

QLE Posted: March 01, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, francisco lindor, free agents, kris bryant, mike trout, mookie betts

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Red Sox want Betts for ‘whole baseball career’

BOSTON — Whether the Red Sox can keep Mookie Betts from testing free agency will be a hot topic until, well, he either hits free agency or agrees to a deal.

At the least, ownership has a continued, stated interest in locking him up long term, as would be expected with the American League MVP.

“He’s one of the great players of our generation,” Tom Werner said Friday at Winter Weekend. “Obviously, if we have conversations, they will be private, but it’s our hope that he’ll be a Red Sox player for his whole baseball career.”

 

QLE Posted: January 19, 2019 at 06:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mookie betts, red sox, tom werner

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The View is Always Better When You’re the Lead Dog

Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, was not named American League MVP yesterday.

He does, however, join a pretty exclusive club.

gehrig97 Posted: November 17, 2018 at 08:26 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, mike trout, mookie betts, mvp, red sox, stan musial, ted williams

Friday, November 09, 2018

Mookie Betts wins 2018 Heart and Hustle Award

So, who says that heart, hustle, and sabermetric-approved performance don’t mix?

QLE Posted: November 09, 2018 at 07:55 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: heart, hustle, mookie betts

 

 

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