When Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez announced on Monday that he would stay with the team rather than become a free agent, keeping his $ 23.75 million salary on the books for 2020, the decision appeared to seal the fate of 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts, according to an ESPN report.
But one top Major League Baseball “insider” correspondent now says that Betts may remain with the Red Sox for one final season, as the club that has won four World Series titles since 2004 — including the 2018 championship — goes all out to grab another championship trophy.
The Red Sox owners said that they dismissed President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski late in the season because he disagreed with them over the need to cut the team’s payroll, according to a New York Post report.
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