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Mookie Betts Literally Doing It All While Securing Job With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Mother Nature perhaps is the only one who can slow down Mookie Betts. Betts turned in another remarkable performance Friday before rain forced the postponement of the Boston Red Sox’s Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. The 22-year-old literally did it all while further solidifying himself...
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Mookie Betts Credits Basketball For Ability To Make Baseball Adjustments

This embed is invalid" /> Mookie Betts’ days on the hardwood could prove beneficial. Betts will need to make adjustments throughout his Major League Baseball career, especially this season as pitchers look to cool his hot start. The 22-year-old outfielder picked up a few things while playing hoops in high school, though. He’s confident the skills...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: Mookie Betts ‘Ahead Of The Curve,’ Poised For ‘Greatness’

What do ya know? Another Mookie Betts testimonial. Betts, who continues to draw rave reviews at Red Sox spring training, received another ringing endorsement from one of his competitors for playing time in Boston’s crowded outfield. According to Shane Victorino, Betts has the tools, the makeup and the drive to be something special. “He’s willing to learn to get to that point...
17 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...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fire Brand AL
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Promoted to Red Sox

When I wrote about Mookie Betts and his fantasy prospects for this year earlier this week, I said he would be up in July or August, but the Red Sox have surprised everyone by calling the 21-year-old 2B/OF prospect up to the show today.  He will be available for tonight's game, but it remains to be seen if he will be in the starting lineup right away or not, but it would not be...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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