​Being the best all-around player on a World Series winning team certainly has its perks.


Just ask Boston Red Sox star ​Mookie Betts, who won the ​AL MVP en route to the team's fourth championship since 2004. The Gold Glover and Silver Slugger was rewarded in arbitration on Friday.


According to reports, the two sides avoided arbitration with a one-year, $20 million deal.

Holy moly. That's an immense amount of money considering the two sides didn't go to a hearing. Betts is worth every penny. The man slashed .346/.438/.640 with 129 runs scored, 32 home runs, 80 RBI and 30 stolen bases. 


While Kris Bryant holds the record for salaries among first-year arbitration eligible players, Betts could be setting the standard in his second year of eligibility. 

That's what happens when you're only 26 years old and have logged just 644 games at the ​MLB level. Betts was very much the motor that kept the Red Sox churning despite that team being loaded with a number of other stars in the lineup and on the pitching staff.


Prepare to open your pockets, John W. Henry, because Betts is going to break the bank.