The Sunday Baseball Column: How committing to a Mookie Betts deal might work


The Red Sox have been clearly willing to go down what can be an uncomfortable path, that of giving one player the kind of annual average salary that might make up a small market team's entire payroll. Offers along those lines have been made to Mookie Betts. As good of a player as Betts is, such a maneuver is one of the most difficult decisions an organization will have to make. Last offseason three general managers were faced with similar situations, getting the go-ahead from their respective ownership groups to allocate history-making money to one foundational player. For Philadelphia's Matt Klentak, San Diego's A.J. Preller and Billy Eppler of the Angels this was the kind of moment that can

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