With all the ongoing chaos, sometimes it’s important to stop and smell the roses. Indeed, in this case I ask you to pause and recognize that the Los Angeles Dodgers arguably have the best player in the National League at the current time.
While there’s no guarantee that Bellinger holds the title belt for any defined amount of time, the case can be made right now that he’s among the game’s best. Furthermore, if Bellinger can post a season similar to his 2017 and 2019 campaigns, suddenly 2018 begins to look like the outlier ‘weird’ year.
Altogether, Bellinger has bWAR totals of 4.2, 4.2, and 9.0 in three straight seasons. Therefore, another 8 to 9 tally in that category could put him in Mike Trout territory being that he is entering his age-24 season.
Recently, Dodgers Nation asked you how Bellinger can build upon his already great resume.
How do you think Cody Bellinger can improve on an MVP season?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) January 24, 2020
Furthermore, we all hope that this is a generational talent and that the ride has only begun. Let’s look at some items that could help Bellinger begin to cement a legacy.