The Los Angeles Dodgers traded for Mookie Betts in the off-season and one day before the season begins the Dodgers paid Mookie Betts the big bucks to resign with the organization. How big? Let’s just say nearly $400 million in total.
Outfielder Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in agreement on a 12-year, $365 million contract extension, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Combined with the one-year, $27 million deal he’s currently under, the total is 13 years and $392 million.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 22, 2020
I know 12 years and $365 million dollars is a lot of money. But this is a steal. He’s getting paid a bit more than Bryce Harper and a little less than Mike Trout but Mookie might be the 2nd best player in baseball and he could have demanded Mike Trout money and didn’t so it’s a bit of a discount. Can’t wait for baseball to begin tomorrow.