Mookie Betts and the Red Sox Agreed to a One-Year Deal on Friday
The Mookie Betts show isn’t over in Boston quite yet.
There’s been a lot of talk about Mookie’s future with the Red Sox throughout this offseason, and the chatter only got louder after J.D. Martinez decided not to opt out of his hefty five-year contract. Since the team is aiming to keep payroll below the luxury tax threshold for 2020, fans worried that keeping Martinez on board would mean saying goodbye to Mookie.
ESPN reported earlier today that Betts and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year deal worth $27 million that kept them out of arbitration talks. It’s safe to say that Mookie is getting paid; his will be the largest new deal ever to be inked by an arbitration-eligible player.
The Red Sox and Mookie Betts have reportedly avoided arbitration, agreeing on a record-setting deal.— NESN (@NESN) January 10, 2020
We’re tracking all of Boston’s reported deals here: https://t.co/ZXYjxdnIXv pic.twitter.com/gj8IYOqVIZ
If you heard a faint whooshing noise earlier today, don’t worry. It’s just the collective sigh of relief being let out all across New England.
Friday was a good day for Sox fans. Along with Betts, the team also inked one-year deals with Jackie Bradley, Jr, and relievers Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes, and Heath Hembree.
Preach, JJ Watt
That’s the name of the Chicago Red Stars’ new forward, who recently joined the team after being traded from the Houston Dash. Her name is not, as sexist headlines in media outlets might have you believe, simply “JJ Watt’s Fiancee”.
Never one to stay quiet, Watt was quick to speak up in defense of Ohai’s, you know, basic personhood outside of her relationship status:
This headline is trash.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 7, 2020
Kealia Ohai (which is her name by the way, since you didn’t even bother to mention it) is incredible entirely on her own merit and deserves to be treated as such.
Be better than this. https://t.co/82GMrYOv9U
Props to the future Mr. Ohai.
This ping pong video is, in my humble opinion, the highlight of 2020 so far. Enjoy.
It just keeps getting more wild— ESPN (@espn) January 6, 2020
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