August 14, 2020

Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers agree to 12-year, $365 million extension

Even though Mookie Betts hasn’t actually played an official game for the Dodgers yet, he is committed to the team and possibly for the rest of his career.

Betts and the Dodgers agreed to a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Dodgers.

Combined with the one-year, $27 million deal Betts’ is currently under, his total actually comes to 13 years and $392 million.

The Dodgers acquired the 27-year-old Betts from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade over the winter, for outfielder Alex Verdugo and shortstop prospect Jeter Downs.

*On a side note, here is how Betts’ contract compares to best all-time…

Mike Trout ($426.5 million)

Mookie Betts ($365 million)

Bryce Harper ($330 million)

Giancarlo Stanton ($325 million)

Gerrit Cole ($324 million)

Manny Machado ($300 million)

(Only contracts to have crossed the $300 million contract threshold)