No doubt the Dodgers disappointed everyone after the Diamondbacks swept them in the NLDS. The lack of offensive production from the team’s two premier players definitely played a key role in the early exit.
“I took a week off. I’ve already been working out. That’s the shortest I’ve ever taken off. Usually I start working out in December but this year I took a week off.” …
“I’m really starting everything earlier, earlier and earlier and just trying to continue to stay strong and be ready for playoffs, man. I got to turn it around when that time comes. It’s definitely not from a lack of effort but I just got to continue to prepare, use this offseason to prepare for the postseason next year.”
Dating back to 2022, Betts has just two hits in 30 plate appearances in the postseason. The Dodgers’ offense goes as Mookie goes, and when he doesn’t produce the team tends to fall short.
Hearing that he is already preparing for next season, particularly October, is good news. Last offseason Mookie emphasized adding muscle to bring him more power. He then went on to hit a career-high 39 home runs on a historically great Dodgers offense.
If he can translate his offseason work into the next year again, then fans of the team should get excited for what’s to come.
The front office will spend significant money this offseason bringing in new faces. No matter who they bring in though, No. 50 will be at the top of the lineup card.
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