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Red Sox Reiterate They Haven't Talked Extension With Mookie Betts This Offseason

BOSTON, MA - MAY 29: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning at Fenway Park on May 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Mookie Betts remains one of the best players in baseball at any position, but that doesn't make him a lock to stay in Boston for the foreseeable future.

Amid persistent trade rumors, the Red Sox have not talked about an extension with Betts, who is angling for a new deal.

Betts might not have been able to replicate his MVP form from 2018, but the slugger hit .295 with 29 home runs, 80 RBI and added 16 steals this season.

He also picked up his fourth consecutive Gold Glove award in right field.

Imagine winning a World Series two years ago and deciding that jettisoning your best player is really the best course of action.

The winds of change might be blowing around Fenway this offseason, and the team could conceivably part ways with their MVP outfielder in a move that would have been decried as sacrilege just a few years ago. We'll have to wait and see what Boston ultimately decides to do with Betts.