Dodgers star Mookie Betts has put together his best season to date, which is majorly impressive considering that he won the American League MVP in 2018. But Betts isn’t the only one in the league who has put together a strong season.
Currently, Betts is one of the frontrunners for the National League MVP award, and if this were any other year, he would be by himself in the lead. But this isn’t any other year, and Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves has been spectacular this season.
Acuna Jr. recently became a member of the 40-70 club, which means that he hit at least 40 home runs and stole 70 bases. His season has been nothing short of incredible, and Betts took notice once he hit the milestone.
The Dodgers star took to social media to shout out his fellow MLB player in a very classy move. Despite being in the race for the MVP award, Betts wanted to show his appreciation for Acuna Jr.
Betts would obviously love to win the MVP honor, although he said he doesn’t care, as he knows the ultimate prize is winning the World Series. He doesn’t want to focus on the individual statistics but rather is looking ahead at the team-oriented goal that they have coming up.
Acuna Jr. has the edge on Betts for the award, but there is a real argument to be made for Betts to win it. On the season, Betts is hitting .308 with 39 home runs and 106 runs batted in. He has impacted this Dodgers team like no other, and it has been impressive to see.
LA is going to be counting on their All-Star to come up big in the postseason, just like he has all year long. If Betts can produce at a high level, the Dodgers will be in solid shape for the playoffs this season.
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