It’s not that I didn’t like the team it’s just that the money
Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers) solved the misunderstanding that occurred when he left the Boston Red Sox.
Betts appeared on a podcast of Boston radio “WEEI” on the 9th (Korea Standard Time) and delivered a message to Boston fans. “There are a lot of people who think like I hated Boston and didn’t want to stay there. But this is all wrong,” he said.
He said, “I loved everyone in Boston. It was one of the best moments of my life. I will never forget that time,” he added.
Betts performed best since his debut in Boston in 2014. He won the MVP award and led the 2018 World Series title, becoming Boston’s leading hitter.
However, Boston offered a 10-year, $300 million extension contract, but Betts refused it and moved to the Dodgers in February 2020. At that time, there were rumors that Betts hated and hated to remain in Boston.
Betts signed a 12-year, $365 million mega-contract immediately after the Dodgers trade, and the rumors heated up even more 안전공원
But Betts explained that he loved Boston and it was hard to leave. “It is true that there was a proposal from Boston. But I wanted to be valued properly. The numbers didn’t match, and that’s all. There was a path each had to take. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to stay, it was business,” he explained.
Betts said he was still in touch with his teammate when he played for Boston. Regarding Xander Bogartz and Rafael Devers, who will soon become FA, “If they want to stay, they can stay, or if they want to be valued, they can leave.” No one can explain what is best but themselves,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Betts has been playing his best since joining the Dodgers this season. So far, he has played 53 games with a batting average of 0.302, 16 home runs, 39 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.967