Boston continues to allow Los Angeles to live rent-free in their heads. This time, the Red Sox owner took a jab at the Dodgers and city of Los Angels after extending Mookie Betts for 12 more years.
Red Sox chairman and owner Tom Werner appeared on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni and Fauria this past week to talk about Mookie’s deal. Werner didn’t hold back on his feelings when discussing the Dodgers and the city of Los Angeles.
When people are partying in Los Angeles, I just want to remind Los Angeles … that in the last 20 years, Los Angeles has won zero World Series and the Red Sox have won four….I’ve got nothing to be complaining about regarding our past. We think we made the right decision at the time.
To be fair, he is right. The Boston Red Sox have indeed won four World Series titles since 2004 and the Dodgers have none. But the fact that his team just lost a series to the Baltimore Orioles should tell you everything you need to know about the state of their franchise. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are set up for the very long haul.
Werner went on to bash the length of Mookie’s contract, despite having offered Betts a similar deal.
It’s always difficult to trade a talented player of Mookie’s caliber, but let’s revisit this conversation in 12 years. Hopefully you and I will both still be here. That’s a very, very long-term deal for a team to swallow. You guys know as well as I do that the history of long-term deals is checkered at best. We made what we thought was a generous offer but for us it’s time to turn the page.
It alright Tom, we’ve all been the ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends before, we understand. Sometimes when you don’t get what you want, you get jealous and lash out. But hey, at least you have your four World Series trophies to hug for the next 12 years, right?
The Dodgers will have Mookie playing in the wonderful city of Los Angeles for 13 years, and we couldn’t be happier.