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Mookie Betts, Red Sox Do Their Best David Ortiz Impersonations (Video)

Certain aspects of David Ortiz are easier to replicate than others. Mookie Betts and other members of the Boston Red Sox recently did their best Big Papi impersonations at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla. They were interesting, if not entirely accurate, and several go-to moves emerged from the fun. Spit on the gloves? Check. Thunderous swing? Check. Emphatic bat flip? Check. Now...
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Mookie Betts Drawing Comparisons To Pirates Superstar Andrew McCutchen

This embed is invalid" /> Mookie Betts has superstar potential. Just ask those around him. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino recently compared Betts to Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder and perennial MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen, which prompted FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal to seek the opinions of scouts, teammates and coaches. The overwhelming...
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Red Sox's Mookie Betts drawing (really) big-name comparisons

FORT MYERS, Fla. – When the Red Sox’s Shane Victorino recently compared Mookie Betts to the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, I thought, “Whoa, slow down.” To verify my opinion, I sought out a rival scout who followed the Red Sox this spring, a scout who does not dispense praise easily. “You buy that?” I asked. “Yes, I do,” the scout said. “He is a talented player, better...
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Mookie Betts Being More Aggressive For Red Sox: ‘Can’t Walk To Fenway’

This embed is invalid" /> The evolution of Mookie Betts sure is fascinating. Betts not only cruised through the Boston Red Sox’s minor league system at an incredible rate before bursting onto the major league scene in 2014. The 22-year-old also changed his offensive approach along the way, which is evident by him not walking until his 37th spring...
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All Betts Are Off: Red Sox Have Their Leadoff Hitter for 2015

According to, Mookie Betts is close to a sure thing to be the Opening Day starting center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. His closest competition was last year’s Cuban import hype-guy, Rusney Castillo. However, Castillo is rehabbing from an oblique injury (I always thought this type of injury sounded lame, until I had one myself. Have fun breathing heavily!). In the absence...
Via Baseball Essential
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Sox Reportedly 'Considering' Mookie Extension

Mookie BettsAccording to's Rob Bradford, the Red Sox are "considering" a multi-year extension offer to Mookie Betts. While Betts has less than one year of service time, the Boston brass apparently have seen enough to convince them that he's a special enough player to be "locked up" long-term. This makes even more sense since—due to Rusney Castillo's injury—Betts has...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of Being (and Keeping) Mookie Betts

photo by yours truly at Red Sox Winter Weekend Much of my winter has been spent shoveling snow, drinking myself comatose and waiting for the seemingly inevitable news that the Red Sox were trading young Mookie Betts away for a starting pitcher. Now winter’s almost over, the days are getting longer, and Mookie’s still with the team. So, for now, I’ll breathe easier. I’ve...
Via Surviving Grady
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Mookie Betts Makes Early Push For Starting Role

Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts looks for a call as Minnesota Twins third baseman Heiker Meneses holds the ball in his glove in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers Fla., Saturday March 7, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) When Rusney Castillo went down with an oblique injury at the beginning of spring training, the door swung...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout: Mookie Betts could be Red Sox's best player

Talent evaluators love Mookie Betts. Two scouts who follow the Red Sox told The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, unsolicited, on Tuesday the idea that Betts could start the season in the minors simply is crazy talk. “Not have him as your center fielder and leadoff hitter? Are you kidding me?” one of the scouts told Speier. “This guy could be an All-Star. This guy could be...
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Tempering Expectations.

What’s to be expected out of Mookie Betts? If you’re an avid Baseball Prospectus-er, like I am, you have probably seen their projections for Betts and the rest of the Boston Red Sox in 2015. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, PECOTA has Betts projected to slash .285/.358/.415 in 2015, across just shy of 300 plate appearances in his age-22 season. I think almost everyone on my twitter...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

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