Mookie Betts not ready to think about long-term contract with Dodgers
One of the reasons the Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts was because they were pessimistic about tying him down to a long-term contract. Now the Los Angeles Dodgers face the same issue.
The Dodgers acquired Betts and David Price from the Red Sox, but Betts is entering a contract year before potentially entering free agency. At an introductory press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Betts said he hadn’t even thought about a long-term deal with the Dodgers.
Mookie Betts on his impending free agency, willingness to talk extension with #Dodgers: "Right now, I just got here. … I'm not even thinking about that. I'm just focused on 2020 and going from there."
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) February 12, 2020
Betts has indicated that he wants to test free agency, and his reported contract demands in Boston back that up. The Dodgers will have the finances to compete with any offer, but right now, it does not appear to be a priority for either side.