Mookie Betts doesn’t regret turning down massive deal from Red Sox.
Just 24 hours ago Patrick Mahomes secured the biggest payday in sports history when he signed a 10-year extension worth more than $500 million. That brought another potential massive payout back into the spotlight — a $300 million proposed extension for then Boston Red Sox‘s Mookie Betts.
He turned that deal down and hasn’t looked back since.
“I don’t regret turning down that,” Betts said during a media scrum at Dodgers stadium on Monday. “Once I make a decision, I make a decision. I’m not going back and questioning myself. I don’t worry about that.
The market will be what the market is. We’ll just cross that bridge when we get there. But for right now, it’s just the safety and health that I’m worried about.”
Betts would eventually sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers along with David Price. The big difference between the two is that Betts is all but forced to play in the shortened 2020 season and Price is sitting it out.
Would Mookie Betts have sat out of 2020 season with the Red Sox?
It seems that perhaps if Betts was in a better place financially he might be opting out too.
“I can’t say I’m confident because I haven’t been shown yet,” Betts told the media. “It’s kinda tough to be confident in something that hasn’t proved to be fool-proof.”
The Dodgers will open their shortened 2020 season on July 23 when they take on their division rivals, the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, CA.