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Mookie Betts is a strong 2017 MVP contender, and here’s why

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has a bright future and may be on his way to becoming the new face of baseball. When Derek Jeter retired, that position was up for grabs, but Mike Trout came in and took the former Yankee’s place. Betts, this season, will challenge for that title, as well as the AL MVP Award. Betts has improved every season, and hit .318 with 359 total bases in just...
Via The Sports Daily
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Should Bogie And Betts Get Toews and Kane Treatment?

(Getty Images)Early last June,'s Eric Wilbur suggested that the Red Sox should lock-up Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts to contemporaneous long-term contracts—as the Chicago Blackhawks did with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane (they inked 8-year, $84 million extensions on the same day in 2014). If anything, the rest of the 2016 season made that strategy even more savvy—and...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago

Mookie Betts Is Number Eight On MLB Network Top 100

MLB Network's latest ranking of the 'Top 100 Players Right Now' places Red Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts in the number eight spot overall. The only MLB players ahead of Mookie are: (7) Manny Machado, (6) Miguel Cabrera, (5) Jose Altuve, (4) Kris Bryant, (3) Josh Donaldson, (2) Clayton Kershaw, and (1) Mike Trout. After finishing a close second in last year's AL MVP voting...
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago

Mookie Betts’ Case For 2017 MVP Is As Good As Any Player In American League

The list of baseball players with more talent and potential than Mookie Betts isn’t very long. Betts’ rapid ascension to baseball’s most elite levels took him to another level in 2016 where the Boston Red Sox outfielder competed for the American League MVP award. If Betts, just 24, continues to prove last season wasn’t a fluke, we’re looking at a generational talent. As...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mookie the embodiment of a perfectionist

We saw him in his other natural environment over the weekend, the six-strike string he put together in Chris Paul's Celebrity Invitational Charity Bowling Tournament that finished with a Larry Bird-like lookaway on the last roll. Mookie Betts in a bowling alley is arguably as enthralling as Mookie Betts on a baseball field.
1 day ago

Watch Mookie Betts Dominate NBA All-Star Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Is there anything Mookie Betts can’t do? The Boston Red Sox star outfielder is known for tracking down fly balls in right field, stealing bases with reckless abandon and blasting home runs onto Lansdowne Street, but on Friday he reminded everyone that he is just as dominant on the lanes as he is on the diamond. Betts took part in the NBA’s All-Star Celebrity Clash at Chris...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts still relaxed coming off near-MVP season

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Mookie Betts isn't about to get caught up in the hype coming off his near-MVP season. If you mention NBA star Stephen Curry, his eyes light up and he'll chat about how much he loves Curry's game and watching his Golden State Warriors. Talk to him about his own play, and Betts just shrugs it off as hard work. Last year, the 24-year-old became a major league...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Is Poised To Repeat His Stellar 2016 Season

(Boston Red Sox Team Photo—Michael Ivins)OK, the Patriots Duckboat Parade is fading from our memories. New England weather forecasters are screwing up by the numbers on their prognostications. And Red Sox Spring Training is in full swing! As you may recall, one member of The 2016 Carmine Hose had a pretty decent year—Markus Lynn Betts. Mookie finished second in the AL MVP balloting...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago

Red Sox turning to Pedroia for leadership in Ortiz's absence

BOSTON — David Ortiz has developed a cruel habit of teasing Red Sox fans.But despite the Instagram jokes and cryptic tweets, the reality is that Big Papi won’t be in the heart of Boston’s lineup in 2017.“Oh yeah, he’s retired,” manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday ahead of a Boston writers’ dinner. “There’s no fake tweets. No blank tweets. Whatever those...
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts breaks out ‘Jump On It’ dance

Another day, another victory dance. The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has given fans something to look forward to after every win thanks to their creative celebratory dances. And just one night after Mookie Betts debuted “The Carlton,” the right fielder moved on to the “Jump On It” dance after Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jump on it! Jump on it! #WINDANCEREPEAT...
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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