For a very long time to come, Rafael Devers will be a member of the Boston Red Sox. Devers and Boston have a deal in place that will pay him $331 million over the course of 11 years, only one day after Devers signed a 1-year, $17.5 million contract with the Red Sox. According to ESPN Stats & Info, once the deal is completed, it will well surpass the 10-year, $300 million agreement that Manny Machado signed with the San Diego Padres back in 2019 and turn into the biggest contract in the team’s history.
If the deal is completed, it will be the Red Sox’s wealthiest contract ever ($114M). The reported $331M contract is the biggest in MLB history for a third baseman. The fourth $300M contract would be signed this offseason, making it the biggest in one offseason in MLB history.
In an offseason that has already seen them lose Xander Bogaerts and JD Martinez, Boston has at least made one move correctly with Rafael Devers’ practically lifetime commitment to the Red Sox. Not to mention Nathan Eovaldi moving for better opportunities and Christian Vasquez being moved in the middle of the 2022 MLB season.
The Rafael Devers dilemma is officially behind the Red Sox, who can now concentrate on other major goals before the 2023 MLB season. A year after making it to the American League Championship Series, the Red Sox had a disappointing season, finishing last in the American League East division with just a 78-84 record.