Boston Red Sox Raphael Devers (26) is expected to turn down a contract extension and come out on the market.
MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said on the 20th (Korean time), “Boston lost franchise shortstop Xander Bogarts this winter. Will we lose another star player next winter? Haim Bloom, president of baseball operations, said the team would be committed to reaching a contract extension with Devers.”
Boston lost Bogarts, who had been their starting shortstop since 2014, to San Diego this winter. Bogaerts signed an 11-year, $280 million contract with the San Diego Padres. After letting Bogarts go, Boston is committed to capturing Devers, but things aren’t easy.
Devers is a special third baseman with a batting average of .283 (762 hits in 2697 bats), 139 homers, 455 RBIs, and an OPS of .854 in 689 major league games안전놀이터. He also played an active role this year with a batting average of 2.9 5 Lee (164 hits in 555 at-bats), 27 homers, 88 RBIs, and an OPS of .879 in 141 games. After the end of the next season, he is expected to become a free agent.
MLB.com said, “Boston tried to sign an additional contract extension with Bogarts. But the offer of adding $30 million a year to the remaining three years and $60 million of his contract felt like a ‘cotton bat’ proposition to Bogatz. But Bloom said the club could make an offer beyond reason for Devers,” explained Boston’s will.
“Hopefully we can get a contract extension,” said Bloom. There are always limits. Some people like to gamble on themselves, and if Devers does, I hope he hits 63 home runs.”
Despite Boston’s willingness to extend the contract, American media ESPN said, “The proposals from both sides are as far apart as the Milky Way. And the current expectation is that Devers will be on the free agent market after the 2023 season,” he said, predicting that Devers will be on the free agent market.
If Devers comes to the free agency market, he will be evaluated as the biggest free agent along with Shohei Ohtani (Angels) and Manny Machado (San Diego).