Why Mookie Betts Deserved the 2020 NL MVP Award

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Baseball announced their MVP Award winners earlier this week, and while the NL results were somewhat predictable, a closer examination of the data reveals that the voters got this one wrong.

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Mookie Betts Places Second in NL MVP Voting

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The last of the major awards for the 2020 Major League Baseball season were announced on Thursday evening when the AL and NL MVP award recipients were announced.

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Mookie Betts Wins Silver Slugger Award

The regular season accolades just keep piling up for the Dodgers’ longest contracted player, Mookie Betts.

On Thursday, the Dodgers’ right fielder was awarded the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award. This is Betts’ third straight Silver Slugger Award and his first while playing for the Dodgers. It is his fourth overall such award.

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Mookie Betts Snags 5th Consecutive Gold Glove Award

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Just like many fans presumed, Dodgers’ right fielder Mookie Betts was named the 2020 National League Gold Glove Award winner for right field, as announced by the MLB Network on Tuesday evening.

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Mookie Betts Named MVP Finalist, Other Notes

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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.

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Mookie Betts Shining Amid Another MVP Race

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While many fans of the Dodgers had a general idea about the measure of talent Mookie Betts brought with him over the winter, some did not believe he would make an immediate, MVP-type of impact.

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Dodgers News and Notes-Mookie Betts and Social Justice, Walker Buehler to IL

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Some things are larger than sports, and the Los Angeles Dodgers proved that on Wednesday by postponing their scheduled game against the San Francisco Giants.

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Bless the Broken Road that Brought the Dodgers Mookie Betts

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What a difference a week makes.

Last Monday, some fans of the Dodgers were worried about when the offense was finally going to start going regularly, and the Dodgers, while having a good record, were in third place in the NL West.

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Dodgers Lineups: More Thoughts About the Leadoff Spot

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Nearly a quarter into this shortened 60 game season, the Dodgers stand with a 7-4 record and tied for second place in the National League West. Throughout those 11 games, there have been multiple players who’ve hit first in the batting order.

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Dodgers Opinions: Andrew Friedman Finally Got His Man

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From some Dodgers fans’ perspectives, Andrew Friedman has not had a great career. Missed World Series wins and missed free agent signings had fans thinking he would never get the Dodgers over the hump. But this time, he came through.

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