The main event of the final stage of the too-long off-season was an unexpected contract renewal by the Dodgers with an outfielder Mookie Betts. The Most Valuable Player of the 2018 Season will remain in the team until 2032. Thus, the Dodgers extend the contract with Mookie Betts for 12 years.
What does the Contract Provide?
The 27-year-old star is guaranteed $ 365 million. The contract includes a huge bonus (65 million) for the conclusion of the contract. Besides, it provides deferred payments in the amount of 115 million. The contract does not provide the possibility of early termination or prohibitions on exchange.
It is worth noting that it is the first time such a massive funds allocation under the leadership of Andrew Friedman occurs. Even though the Dodgers are well known for their unlimited financial resources (for which they, in fact, are not liked and often criticized), it is necessary to pay tribute to Friedman for the fact that these resources have not been spent uncontrollably.
Mookie Betts, who, no doubt, is still in his prime, has had outstanding athletic performance since his debut for Boston in 2014. Betts has played in the All-Star Games four times, and his batting lineup is impressive at .302 / .378 / .520. He has already won three Silver Bat Awards and four Gold Glove Awards. In more than 790 games, Betts has managed to knock out 140 home runs and steal 126 bases. He also scored 12.5% walks and only 13.5% strikeouts. Betts is also considered to be an excellent defensive player, which makes him truly one of the most elite representatives of his sport. It seems that the Dodgers extend the contract with Mookie Betts for 12 years, not in vain.
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