Los Angeles Times Sports columnist Bill Plaschke appeared in the Petros and Money show earlier this week and gave his thoughts on the embarrassing and early exit of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the postseason.
Plaschke went IN on the Dodgers, displaying raw emotion on the 2022 squad, and whether it was fair or not, he had a point on most cases.
While Money was saying it was a colossal organizational failure, Plaschke blamed Dodgers star Mookie Betts for the Dodgers’ lackluster postseason performance.
“Mookie Betts didn’t show up. Mookie Betts has barely showed up. For all the Money he’s making, he’s a big disappointment on the team. I know he was good in 2020 during the postseason, but he had two good months and disappeared under pressure.”
Harsh words, but it’s true. As I stated before, this is on the whole team; none of their hitters showed up. But, if you’re the highest-paid player on the team, then you have to play like it.
In 4 games and 14 at-bats, Betts slashed .143/.278/.214 with a .492 OPS and only two hits and one RBI. Inexcusable and unacceptable for what is supposed to be your best and highest-earning player.
Your stars must perform like stars, which was not the case for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
I know Mookie is a multi-sport athlete, but I rather see him bat .300 than have him bowl 300. He gets paid big bucks to hit a baseball, not play in a bowling lane.
Do better, Dodgers and Mookie Betts.
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