FORT MYERS, Fla. – Do not expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before becoming a free agent by the end of 2020.
Despite Mike Trouts' outstanding $ 432 12-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado's $ 260 million, eight-year contract with the Colorado Rockies and Alex Bregman's outstanding $ 100 million contract with the Houston Astros the market.
"That's what I expect," Betts said Wednesday, the day after Trout's deal. "I did not expect anything to happen until I'm a free agent, so it's just one of the things that you just have to go out and play."
. They have to take care of what they need to take care of. I'll take care of what I have to do. But it's common to win a World Series, and I think that's definitely what we both want to do.
From prospective free agents to rival GMs to the MLB marketing department, the best player in the sport, who will remain a lifeline for life, will affect every part of the baseball world.
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Bryce Harper, who has a contract of $ 330 million Dollar signed with the Phillies was "very excited" when Mike Trout awaited a record of over $ 430 million with the Angels.
Manny Machado joined the San Diego Padres as a free agent for one 10-year contract for $ 300 million, and Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for $ 330 million in 13 seasons.
Betts, 26, one of the best players in baseball since his debut in the First League in 2014, has a one-year contract of $ 20 million and will be viable again next winter.
"I have no pressure to do anything," Betts said. "It's okay if two sides disagree, that's fine, it's normal, I have two more years to make the most of them, I have to worry about 1st grade, I'm leaving and do my best to help the team win and again next year, it's just one of those things that makes you totally disagree. "
Betts said he loves Boston and plays for the Red Sox. But he also has other things in mind.
"I am definitely in the cold and all these things have moved north," Betts said. "But it definitely does not mean that I want to sell below my value, everyone appreciates other things – what do you estimate, where you will be in five years."
"I definitely do not pay much attention to it in the future, I'm kind of worried about what's going on and just being treated fairly, I think that's just the main thing, the biggest thing in my head is just fair to be treated. "