The New York Yankees weren’t the only team that failed to reach a pre-opening contract extension with a star player. The Yankees’ biggest rival – the Boston Red Sox – is not one to negotiate a possible long-term deal, but two are probably dissatisfied.
Three-time All-Star Gender Bogarts started the 2022 campaign without an extension, as did Raphael Divers for the first time in 2021. One week ago, it was reported that the third base captain had rejected an offer from the Red Sox, and on Wednesday, ESPN.com’s Jeff Pasan revealed the distance between Boston and the Divers.
Of course, Mookie Bates spent the first six years of his career with the Red Sox from 2014 to 2019, winning an AL MVP award and winning four All-Star Nodes, four Gold Gloves, three Silver Slugs, a hit title and helping Boston win. . World Championships 2018 at his current team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bates has made cash deals with former AL Sai Young Award winners David Price and Alex Verdugo, Connor Wang and celebrity potential Jeter Downs after not agreeing to an extension in February 2020.
Since his MLB debut in July 2017, Devers has slashed 113 home runs, 369 RBI, 607 hits, 147 doubles and a .279 / .338 / .510 slash. Going into a 2021 campaign where he has hit a career-high 38 times on home soil, the 25-year-old has made 5-16 with one home run, two RBIs and two runs so far this year.
Devers will earn 11.2 million in 2022. He has one more season to qualify as a referee before the 2024 season before he becomes an unregulated free agent.