Now to be fair, Cole has yet to play a single game in pinstripes, and New York does appear to have the inside track on a trip to October, but we've all looked at that contract and said how bad the last few years of it are going to look.
Here in our own backyard, there's Dustin Pedroia. For those who may have forgotten, here are the details on that contract - an 8-year, $110 million extension signed in 2013. Over the past two years, Pedroia has played in a grand total of 9 games for which he was paid $31 million.
And the Red Sox are on the hook for a combined $24 million over the remaining two years, in which it is currently expected he will not play at all.
So with a sizable portion of Red Sox Nation all up in arms over the trade of the home-grown Betts, answer this question honestly -
Do you REALLY want to think about what the last four or five years of the 10-year deal he was offered by Boston would look like? Or the 12-year contract he was said to be looking for?
Trading Mookie Betts sucks. But if you're looking at it even remotely realistically, it was absolutely the right thing to do.
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