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Mookie Betts is focused ahead of next season and doesn't worry about contract

The righ-fielder is the new hero of Boston's offense

Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts | AP

After the departure of Red Sox' legend David Ortiz in 2016 and becoming the main threat on Boston's offense, Mookie Betts is calm and just focused on the upcoming season. Althought the franchise would love to keep him in the long-term, Betts does not want engage contract talks yet.

 

According to information provided by Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, the player wants to begin to negotiate a new contract with the Red Sox until the end of the upcoming season. He has 3 years left in his current deal, with a salary of $10.5 million per season.

 

Speier also states that Betts is comfortable with the salary he got on arbitration and the negotitation with the team got stuck at first instance, he explains that his relationship with the team wasn't affected at all.

 

If Mookie goes on with his current deal, he will become a free agent at the age of 28, the ideal age to negotiate a max contract with any team. Last season, the outfielder had an AVG of .264 with 24 HR's, 102 RBI's and 26 stolen bases and was named an All-Star.