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Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Attempting to Fix His Swing This Offseason

Despite being named the 2019 NL MVP, it’s very clear that Cody Bellinger is not the same player he once was. After posting a .210 batting average this past season, the Dodgers decided it was time to let Belli go instead of paying the $17 million and eating it for the third season in a row.

But at the end of the day, there’s no bad blood and just because he was once good for us, doesn’t mean he can’t return to that MVP form…just maybe with another team.

So naturally, he’s working on the one thing that led to his downfall: his swing.

Recently, he’s been filmed working on his form at the plate. By putting in the off-season work now, he’s hoping to make a big splash with whatever team decides to take a chance on him.

It’s not easy both mentally and physically to come back from a major injury especially knowing how much his numbers have regressed since his 2019 MVP form.

He went from a.305 batting average with 47 home runs and 115 RBI’s to a .203 AVG since 2020 including a career-worst .165 in 2021, to go along with 41 home runs and 134 RBIs during the three-year span.

But since his shoulder injury, he’s just not hitting the ball as hard and both his stance and motion of his swing need adjustment, something that it looks like he’s working on in the video already. Having a tighter swing relative to the shoulders could greatly help as well.

The 27-year-old is young and still has plenty of time left to play in the major leagues. Many teams have already expressed interest in the All-Star outfielder and have hope that he will turn things around soon.

It’s never too late for Cody Bellinger to make a comeback and it takes dedication to the craft and willingness to take criticism and do something about it.

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.


  1. It seems like all he has ever done the past three years is work on his swing, so If he could have fixed it by himself he would have done so. Whomever signs him – and somebody will – will have to go into the process with specific tweaks in mind. The Dodgers couldn’t fix him and he couldn’t fix himself. So here’s hoping – for his sake – that someone else can.

  2. Way didn’t you fix your swing during the season? Or in 2021 and 2022? But you collected millions of $, you need to pay the Dodgers back!

  3. Not hard to see the improvements he is making by getting the barrel upright & not wrapped around his head; wonder why it took so freakin long!?!?!?

  4. Even if he had fixed his swing & returned to his former self, probably would’ve been a difficult resign with Boras as his agent. Dodgers & Friedman especially, better get over this with Julio Urias’s free agency coming up! CANNOT LOSE HIM ALSO!!!!

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