The ultimate "will they/won't they" storyline of the MLB offseason has taken yet another dramatic turn.
The Boston Red Sox have confirmed they haven't had conversations about extending outfielder Mookie Betts, who is set to become a free agent after the 2020 season, and his apparent latest social media activity is making it all look worse.
Maybe we're reading to much into athletes unfollowing team accounts on social media platforms considering there have been several false alarms in the past, but the timing here is the key because of what's going on.
While there's been no movement on the trade front for Betts, one has to think that the team should consider a move this offseason while the iron is still hot. After all, Betts is just a year removed from winning AL MVP (and a World Series). Could Betts unfollowing the team indicate the front office is getting closer to pulling the trigger?
Betts is among the most talented five-tool players in the league and his demands for a mega-deal are not outrageous by any means, but acquiring him in a trade and then signing him to a huge extension could turn some teams off given how much they'll have to surrender.
Perhaps his social media activity will provide some insight as to where he stands with the Red Sox organization. Or maybe we're all just being dramatic.