Mookie Betts' Quote After Red Sox Fired Dave Dombrowski Proves He's Considering Leaving Boston

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The Boston Red Sox made headlines after their Sunday Night Baseball loss to the New York Yankees when they fired President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski in a shocking move.

Dombrowski was barely a year removed from helping the Red Sox win a World Series, which was made possible by all of his moves -- trading for Craig Kimbrel a few years back and adding Steve Pearce, the World Series MVP, at the deadline, among others.

You mean to tell us Dombrowski didn't deserve another year, considering the Sox are nine games over .500? Mookie Betts was surely a bit skeptical about the whole ordeal, and his commentary shouldn't instill confidence about him returning to Boston.

Did the Dombrowski firing send the wrong message to the players? If the Red Sox aren't going to show respect to the man who played a big role in constructing a championship team, why should the players feel safe in that regard?

Betts has already expressed little intention to sign an extension with the team and will be a free agent after the 2020 season. And this latest move definitely slashes team morale, which could very well affect Betts' decision.

Yup, winning a World Series surely is awesome, but when there's this much bad energy surrounding your team the season after, it's a terrible sign of things to come.