Bellinger looked lost at the plate in Spring Training, striking out a lot and barely getting the bat on the ball. He was tinkering much with his swing, trying to find his form. He quipped that he was just getting his “punchies” (his word for strikeouts) out of the way in Spring Training.Continue reading “Dodgers News and Notes – Bellinger Player of the Week, Dodgers Pitching Dominance and More”
Happy Holidays everyone! We are in the middle of winter, and baseball has essentially taken a pause.
Out of the blue yesterday, Jeff Passan from ESPN reported that the Dodgers and Cody Bellinger had agreed to a one year $17 million contract to avoid arbitration before the original Dec. 1 lockout date.Continue reading “Dodgers, Cody Bellinger Reach Deal to Avoid Arbitration”
Since we are in the holiday season, and the MLB lock out has deprived us of much baseball content, we are going to take a look at a Dodgers wishlist.
Of course, this is all hypothetical since the lockout impedes any big league roster moves, but in a perfect world there is no lockout.Continue reading “Dodgers Holiday Wishlist”
While some of the main foundations of the Dodgers’ roster have stayed the same over the course of the 2021 season, there are many that have taken on a new look, including an outfield crew that now features Gavin Lux.
As the Dodgers continue to get healthier and rosters will expand soon, that means fewer AB for some players. 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger could be one of them.
Bellinger hasn’t been anywhere close to his former self this season and seems to be the odd man out of the lineup right now.Continue reading “How Should Dodgers Handle Struggling Cody Bellinger?”
Right when things seem to be looking up for the Los Angeles Dodgers on the injury front, something else happens that pushes the team a few steps backwards.
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday morning activated outfielder Cody Bellinger and utilityman Zach McKinstry from the injured list after optioning outfielder DJ Peters and utilityman Sheldon Neuse back to Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to a team announcement.
The idea that the Los Angeles Dodgers could benefit from several offensive reinforcements after winning 12 of their last 13 contests might seem a bit unthinkable. However, their skid of losing 15 of 20 games not long ago may suggest otherwise.
The last time Zach McKinstry made an MLB appearance before his oblique strain on April 20, the Dodgers were in control of the National League West with a 14-4 record. The Giants were in second place at 11-6, and the Padres were in third, hovering right around the .500 mark at 10-9.
Undeniably, the injury bug has bitten the Los Angeles Dodgers a bit hard so far this year, although many of the injuries could seemingly be much worse. Despite the injuries, though, Los Angeles has proven that it can win without some of the most important players on the field.