Mookie Betts contract breakdown: How much money does Dodgers’ star outfielder make in 12-year deal?
The Boston Red Sox traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a historic extension looming in the near future. The Dodgers happily signed Betts, one of the best players in baseball, to that deal.
It’s looking good for L.A. in the short term, with Betts batting leadoff and getting the Dodgers to the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted contract math a bit, but assuming inflation continues in baseball contracts, it’s likely Betts’ deal won’t look that bad even as he ages, either.
For a team with the deep pockets of the Dodgers, acquiring and extending Betts to star in Hollywood for the next decade-plus was a no-brainer, no matter the cost. Here’s a breakdown of just how much it cost L.A.’s ownership group to lock Betts in long-term.
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Years:?12 (through 2032)
Total value: $365 million