The three National League MVP finalists were named Monday afternoon, and Mookie Betts is among them. Betts, who already has won MVP honors in the American League, will look to become just the second player in Major League history to win MVP in both leagues after Frank Robinson.
Betts had a terrific 2020 season and was a key addition to the postseason run for the Dodgers; however, votes are submitted before the playoffs. Therefore, any playoff statistics aren’t taken into consideration.
For the regular season, Betts posted a .292 batting average and hit 16 home runs. He also had an OBP of .366 and ten steals.
He was the league leader in WAR and scored 47 runs. The Dodgers were 31-5 whenever Betts scored a run.
Since the 2015 season, Betts has received at least some MVP votes every year.
All of the MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year finalists were announced Monday afternoon for both leagues. No other Dodgers were named for any of these awards.
The winners will be announced Thursday, Nov, 12 on MLB Network,
As of Sunday night, free agents were able to sign and meet with new teams. The market so far has seen little movement and with this year’s Winter Meetings being held virtually, it may be a while till we see any significant moves.
In a roster move Tuesday morning, the Dodgers announced that they activated left-handed pitcher David Price off of the restricted list.
As of now, the 40-man roster sits at 32 players.
For those of you who live close to or in Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium is open as a voting site on Election Day.