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Mastrodonato: Amidst a stalling lockout, MLB's refusal to discuss service time is unsettling

4 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

If Mookie Betts would've hit free agency one year earlier, the Red Sox would've found themselves in quite the pickle.
They had just won a World Series in 2018, when Betts had a 30-30 season with a .346 average and won the Gold Glove in right field. He would've been entering 2019 with one year remaining of team control and the Red Sox would've had little choice but to lock up their superstar for the long haul.
They're certainly not going to trade the American League MVP shortly after a duck boat parade.
Why are we doing this exercise and cutting Betts' service time clock by one year?...
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