However people choose to spin Cody Bellinger’s struggles, there is always one common theme. Bellinger was once a great player and he has taken a huge leap backwards since his MVP season.
Despite his hitting struggles, Bellinger finds himself on an MLB team although rumors have started to come about his future with the Dodgers. Bellinger saw some huge lows during the season, going as much as eight games in a row without recording a single hit so his future being bleak comes with little surprise.
The talent is there, but the struggles have brought the attention of former hitting coach Mark McGwire of what Bellinger needs to do in order to get back to his MVP form (via AM570 LA Sports)
“He has to embrace the failure. He can’t run from it. Ca’t think that ‘oh i did ok’. No, you didn’t. He’s such a great athlete. Watching him and seeing what he did in 2019 winning the MVP he started having a downside the second half of 2019 and he really hasn’t recovered since then. He strikes out way too much.”
Bellinger has done great things with the Dodgers in the past, but the NLDS collapse was apparent that the Dodgers can’t afford any liabilities with scoring runs. It didn’t matter how dominant the Dodgers were all season long as the pitching unit collapsed right in time for the postseason and the entire team struggled to put points on the board.
Bellinger needs to find a way to step it up, but he may have run out of time to finally show trust within the organization.
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