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FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron’s Weekly Dispatch

Episode 524 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses Mookie Betts and the future of the defensive shift and the Blue Jays’ mysterious pursuit of Dan Duquette. Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli […]
Via Fangraphs
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Mookie Betts, Unlike Family, Turning Blind Eye To Red Sox Trade Rumors

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington needs to watch himself. The Betts family is coming for his job. OK, not really. But Mookie Betts, who inherently has been the subject of speculation by virtue of his status as an elite prospect, said Thursday his family and friends have paid attention to this offseason’s...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs: Betts For Strasburg Sensible Trade

Strasburg (L), Betts (R)Dave Cameron of the authoritative website makes an interesting case for a Mookie Betts for Stephen Strasburg trade. In fact, he argues that the deal would be a "win-win" for both the Red Sox and the Nationals. Why? First, Cameron uses a complex analysis of WAR projections for Betts and his likely replacements on the 2015 roster. He concludes...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncertainty, Mookie Betts, and Javier Baez

A number of people who are actually good at math have asked before why we don’t present measures of uncertainty, like error bars, when talking about WAR or projections. I’m not in charge of those things, myself, so I can’t give you the official answer, but, they’re difficult numbers to calculate, if they’re possible at […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox’s Mookie Betts Now Represented By Relativity Sports

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox outfielder/second baseman Mookie Betts has switched agencies. Betts, who previously was represented by the Wasserman Media Group, has joined Relativity Sports, according to’s Alex Speier and SB Nation’s Joon Lee. The 22-year-old isn’t arbitration eligible until after the 2017 season and isn...
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Quick hits

At this point in the season the Boston Red Sox are not playing for wins and losses. That time has come and gone. Instead, they are playing to evaluate and showcase talent while gauging which players they believe can impact the 2015 team, and which players would be better served elsewhere. So, for all things 2015, let’s take a look at what’s been going on this week: Mookie Betts...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Continues To Provide Offensive Spark

The Boston Red Sox won’t be involved in the playoff races in September, but exciting outfield prospect Mookie Betts is giving fans reasons to follow the team over the final month of the regular season. Betts was moved up to the leadoff spot for Monday’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, and he provided some much-needed offense for Boston. The 21-year...
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Hits First Career Grand Slam At Tropicana Field (Video)

Mookie Betts is still trying to prove that he deserves a spot on the Boston Red Sox roster, and he made quite the case for himself Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Betts was up with two outs and the bases loaded in the second inning when he launched a no-doubter over the left field wall on the second pitch he saw. It was his first career grand slam and his third home run of the...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Promoted to Red Sox

When I wrote about Mookie Betts and his fantasy prospects for this year earlier this week, I said he would be up in July or August, but the Red Sox have surprised everyone by calling the 21-year-old 2B/OF prospect up to the show today.  He will be available for tonight's game, but it remains to be seen if he will be in the starting lineup right away or not, but it would not be...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Place Your 'Betts', Mookie To See Fenway Soon

Mookie Betts—the number five ranked prospect in the Red Sox organization—didn't do anything yesterday to hurt his chances of seeing The Show in 2014. In the AAA PawSox double-header sweep, Betts went 4-10 with a double and four RBIs. He also scored a run and had two stolen bases. Since being moved up from AA Portland, the 21-year old has reached base in all 15 games for the PawSox—hitting...
Via FenwayNation
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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