Rafael Devers

Should the Boston Red Sox sign Rafael Devers to a super contract?

Boston must give Rafael Devers a big deal / Billie Weiss / Boston Red Sox
Boston must give Rafael Devers a big deal / Billie Weiss / Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have said on several occasions that they are open to talking about a contract extension with Rafael Devers, but that hasn’t happened this MLB season .

The Dominican third baseman is having another solid season in the Major Leagues, and after being the best in doubles in 2019 this season he shows an offensive line of 277 / .352 / .556, 32 home runs and 96 RBIs.

Devers is one of the offensive props in manager Alex Cora’s lineup, as evidenced by the fact that he just joined his name to that of the immortal Ted Williams in Boston by adding his ninth game with at least one home run.

This year the young Dominican is again among the leaders of the American League in several departments, such as doubles (he is second with 34), home runs (fourth) and RBIs (ninth).

Boston has little time left in control of Devers, 24, who will be able to be a free agent in 2024. This year he was paid a salary of $ 4,575,000, which is sure to have a substantial increase in arbitration.

But the Red Sox must think ahead, buy him those years and offer him an extension that is believed to be in the range of $ 245 million and 8 years, or $ 150 million for 6 seasons.

That would put his average annual salary between $ 30 and $ 25 million, a figure consistent with the production and constancy of who is called to be the great star of the team.

Melissa Galbraith
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