NEWS REPORT: Boston Red Sox’ Young Star Reportedly Hasn’t Gotten ‘Enticing’ Contract Extension Offer Yet

NEWS REPORT: Boston Red Sox’ Young Star Reportedly Hasn’t Gotten ‘Enticing’ Contract Extension Offer Yet

Boston Red Sox’ star first baseman Triston Casas says that he and the team have discussed a contract extension but there’s been nothing “enticing” yet.

Speaking at spring training on Sunday, Boston Red Sox’ star first baseman Triston Casas said that he and the team have had contract extension talks but that nothing “enticing” has come up yet.

According to Ian Browne of MLB.com, here’s what Casas would be enticing enough.

Casas was later asked what kind of offer he would consider “enticing”. “One that sets me and my family for the rest of my life. I don’t know what that looks like. I’m low maintenance. I don’t need a lot. So I got a small family. I don’t need much but something that I think would suffice [for] the work that I put into it my whole my whole life would be nice.”

Casas is a former first-round pick of the Red Sox who made his debut at the end of 2022. After starting slow in 2023, he caught fire and finished the season at .263 with 24 homers and 65 RBI.

While expectations for the Red Sox are generally low for the Sox in 2024, the expectations for Casas are sky high. The team is planning to put him in the middle of the order alongside bats like Rafael Devers, Masataka Yoshida and Trevor Story.

If Casas can hit his potential this year, the Sox have a chance to be better than people expect, at least offensively.

As for what kind of extension Casas could garner, you’d have to think that Julio Rodriguez’s and Bobby Witt’s extensions are out of his range, but a pre-arbitration deal like one given to Wander Franco in 2021 (11 years, $182 million) is a possible comparison, especially if there are opt-outs that allow him to get to free agency sooner.

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