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Started by Nik, February 05, 2020, 12:22:36 AM
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Quote from: Dappleganger on February 05, 2020, 01:32:50 AMI can't explain the impetus for this move from Boston's perspective.
Quote from: Nik Bethune on February 05, 2020, 10:26:11 AMI mean, if you're looking for a baseball reason beyond saving money on the tax, you won't find one.
Quote from: digdug on February 05, 2020, 10:58:54 AMthis is mostly speculation.feel free to poke holes in my theory...but Maybe Mookie Betts won't be that good a hitterif he doesn't know what pitch is coming ahead of time?
Quote from: bustaheims on February 05, 2020, 02:20:54 PMIf that were true, you'd probably see a more significant difference between his home and road splits - especially once you factor in the advantages that Fenway provides power hitting righties and plunking balls off the Green Monster.
Quote from: Andy on February 05, 2020, 03:28:47 PMWell it's not like Betts is controllable for a bunch of years. He'll be an FA next year and has made it known that he fully intends to test free agency. Boston is getting back a very good young OF who has many years of control in Verdugo alone. So it's not just the tax they're worried about; they might lose Betts if he decides to sign elsewhere or have to dole out 400 million plus to retain him, which they still can do next year anyway. I don't love this for Boston but I'm not sure it's nearly as silly as some are making it out to be.
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