Mookie only ever said he didn’t regret turning their offer down. He never said what the offer was or confirmed that it was $300M. Those numbers were added in later. And are we still pretending that wasn’t a lowball to begin with?Oh, OK.
It saddens me that we need to look to a Dodgers-focused publication to get anything like a reasonable and nuanced take on this situation...but it doesn't surprise me in the least. This topic has poisoned Red Sox discussion on this site. As the guys at something called Dodgers Way point out, Mookie's latest comment that he turned down the offer doesn't quite jibe with what he's said in the past.
As you can see here, Mookie told ESPN in 2020 that he didn't regret turning the offer down.
Again, no surprise at all that people who dislike the ownership group and Bloom are jumping all over Mookie's quote. What is a little shocking, though, is that we're now actually implying, as the OP does, that any of the decision to trade Mookie Betts falls on Chaim Bloom, and that Bloom has somehow been complicit in the deceit of spreading knowingly false rumors that Mookie turned down a 10-year, $300 million contract. That offer--or reported offer--was made prior to Bloom's arrival, and Bloom was brought here with express orders to trade Mookie. Everyone knows that. Even the guys who write for Dodgers way.
And a few final words from those sages out west (if only we were capable around here of such wisdom)