Mookie Betts thought he would be a Red Sox for life originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
As Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers compete for a World Series title, Boston Red Sox fans are left lamenting the deal that sent Betts to Los Angeles eight months ago.
Betts in Dodger blue is a sight Boston will have to get used to. The former American League MVP signed a 12-year, $365 million contract extension with L.A. over the summer.
In a sit-down with Betts prior to Game 5 of the World Series, Red Sox legend David Ortiz asked if he ever thought he'd spend the next 12 years in a Dodgers uniform.
"No, I had initially thought I was going to be a Red Sox for life," Betts said. "God always has a plan for things and I was just kind of following what he was telling me to do."
You can watch the full interview here.
Obviously, that statement won't make Red Sox fans feel any better with the way things went down last winter. Boston reportedly offered Betts a $300 million contract extension, but he wanted closer to $420 million. The Red Sox then shipped the superstar outfielder to L.A. to slip under the luxury tax threshold.
Betts will have a shot to win his second World Series title Tuesday night when the Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays face off in Game 6.