Mookie Betts is a set to be a Dodger for life. On Wednesday, the Dodgers announced an unprecedented 12-year contract extension with the 2018 American League Most Valuable Player, keeping him in Los Angeles through the 2032 season.
Including his 2020 salary, the 27-year-old signed a 13-year, $392 million contract with the Dodgers. If you need proof, the club took photographs for evidence.
Understandably, any time you ink a contract worth that kind of money, you’re going to see some reactions online. Focusing on his teammates, it’s safe to say that they’re happy for Mookie and they’re pumped for the future of Los Angeles.
His outfield also was more than pumped for Mookie securing the bag.
Our new best friend Joc Pederson is happy for his teammate in right field. pic.twitter.com/M6OVx4Hhys
— Blue Heaven (A Dodgers Podcast) (@BlueHeavenPod) July 23, 2020
The skipper Tom Lasorda shared his congratulations as well.
And a favorite from around the league comes by way of Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic. Fabian covers the Angels and got this gem from the highest-paid player in the game.
Mike Trout said he texted Mookie Betts earlier today about his contract. Joked that if his post-contract physical took him 10 hours, he could only imagine how long it took Mookie.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 22, 2020
As players soak in the final day off before the start of the season, some of social media was quiet. However, when it came to Mookie Betts,