Although not bid by the Dodgers on Friday, Cody Bellinger there has been no shortage of potential suitors, reports Jim Bowden of CBS Sports Headquarters. Bowden adds that Bellinger has received calls from at least five teams.”within an hour since he didn’t bid“and that”another one has been called since then.“
Since cutting an impressive number of 0.305/.406/-629 with 47 housewives in 2019, Bellinger has fallen seriously. Over the past two seasons, the former MVP has struggled to hit 0.198/.256/.355 with a high hit rate of 27.1% and a below-average walk rate of 7.7%. Like Note by MLBTR’s Anthony Franco, Bellinger suffered a right shoulder injury while celebrating in the 2020 NLCS, followed by unrelated rib and leg problems that seem to have hampered his offensive progress.
However, as Bellinger’s offensive ability declined, he took on more defensive roles. Approaching the professional league as a first-timer, Bellinger has since transitioned into a full-time center field role and is highly regarded by both Ultimate Zone Rating and Statcast. Without a significant hit product in the past few years, Bellinger would probably have made less than $18.1 million mat through MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz’s referee, but will almost certainly remain on the Main League roster.
Elsewhere in the Union:
- Outside the sailor’ care about In Gleyber Torres and
Kolten WongThe club is also registered on Trea Turner and “all other free midfield midfielders,” every Bowden. Mariners baseball executive chairman Jerry Dipoto has previously stated that the organization that wants to land a stop wants to play second base and that JP Crawford is a stopover for the Mariners. While Torres and Wong are both second-base players, Turner has limited experience in the position, playing only 436 innings 2/3 in second place since 2017. Furthermore, all innings. those all take place in 2021 after the mid-season trade for the Dodgers, who’s got Corey Seager. Perhaps more importantly, traditionally, short-cutters are paid more than second-lane takers. MLBTRESS guess Turner to receive an eight-year, $268 million contract, which would break the record for the highest AAV contract for the second player.
- 15 years veteran Evan Longoría tuned his free agent wish, with Jon Heyman’s New York Post Office reported that Longoria, “hope to play another year or two and be ready for any competitive team.” Bob Nightengale’s America today previously reported that Longoria only sees the Giants, Tias, and Diamondbacks as potential free agent landing spots. Longoria would be a great addition to any competitive team, with the 37-year-old scoring a steady 0.252/.333/.466 with 27 own goals since the start of the 2021 season. injury has limited Longoria to just 589 PAs and 170 games over the past two seasons.