Mookie for MVP
This season was a great campaign for the star right fielder. Mookie Betts put together the type of season people salivate over. From April straight through October he was a force at the plate, on the bases, and in the field. It seemed like everything Mookie touched turned to gold. With his contract expiring soon, the Red Sox will have to break the bank to keep Betts.
But the contract talk can be better saved for later, we’re here to talk about 2018! Mookie was the spark of this team all season. When something needed to get started, he was the man everyone looked to. Whether it was by flashing the leather in the field or the crack of his bat. He was more often than not the one to light the powder keg.
Mookie is setting himself up to be the new face of the MLB. He’s charismatic, good-looking, energetic, and a hell of a player. Everything the league is looking to get behind. 2018 was a stamp on the passport for Betts on his way to Cooperstown. If he can maintain his health and keep adding to his young career, there is no doubt he’ll be in the HOF.
Betts did struggle in the playoffs and it seemed as if the tank had finally run out of gas. Then he would send a ball out of Dodger Stadium and just like that, he was back. Mookie is the core of our young squad and the team will live and die by him. I’m hoping that Dombrowski can come up with the right numbers to keep Betts in Boston for years to come.