Whatever actually went down, Betts has continued to shine in La La Land, while his club competes for a World Series year in and year out. Meanwhile back in Boston, it's all about the future and hoping that one day we might get another player like Mookie.
For Chaim Bloom, it's probably still too early to make a call. While the temptation of having each of the players under cheap control on a year-to-year basis is enticing to the penny pinching Sox, isn't this whole thing about building sustainability for the future? Seems like locking up your young talent might be a path to getting there.
For the two franchises that combined for 10 world championships and 20 conference championship games/series appearances over a 20-year period, how long will it be before one of them tastes playoff glory again?