It’s no secret that Cody Bellinger has experienced the worst season of his five-year MLB career. The former MVP has posted career lows in batting average (.159), slugging (.291) and his 43 wRC+ is the second lowest in MLB for players with a minimum of 300 plate appearances.
The Dodgers knew it was going to take some time for him to find his swing and get his power back after the former Rookie of the year underwent offseason shoulder surgery. But to make matters worse, Bellinger suffered a hairline fracture to his left fibula in LA’s fourth game of the season that led to months on the IL. Upon his return, we saw glimpses of the old Bellinger that included a walk-off home run at home against the Cubs and a multi-home run game on the road against the Phillies, but for the most part, Bellinger has been either injured or struggling mightily this season.
The question the Dodgers face is: will the team consider non-tendering or trading Cody Bellinger in the off-season?
Well, MLB Network insider, Jim Bowden predicts that LA will move Belli sometime this winter and focus on re-signing Corey Seager and Max Scherzer. We discuss Jim Bowden’s bold prediction and tell you why the Dodgers would be wise to hold on to the once elite slugger. Plus, who is the real Cody Bellinger and what are reasonable expectations for him moving forward?
WATCH: Insider Predicts Dodgers Will Trade Cody Bellinger, Why LA Would & Wouldn’t Trade the Former MVP
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