What changes for Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger now that he has an MVP award?

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first_img“One thing from my first meeting here I talked about eight years ago was the importance of autographs and how much it means to fans,” Kasten said. “For a while, we’re going to have to moderate that behavior. We’re not completely clear yet what is best. But we get new information every day.”The simplest and safest precaution might be to tell players not to interact as closely with fans, Kasten acknowledged.“It might be,” he said. “And that really hurts because that’s a really, really important thing for players to always do. I always preach that. But for awhile we may not be able to. Surely, everyone will understand.”HEALTH CAREOutfielder Joc Pederson (side) continues to take batting practice in the cages and could get in minor-league games soon.Infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor (contusion to the back of his left shoulder) will be a “game-time decision” before Friday night’s game, Roberts said.Pitcher Jimmy Nelson (lower body discomfort) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday.Pitcher Dustin May (side) has started playing catch again, resuming a throwing program after being shut down earlier this spring.ALSOThe Dodgers made their first cuts of the spring, re-assigning right-handers Josiah Gray and Edwin Uceta to minor-league camp Thursday. GLENDALE, Ariz. — It is a life-changing achievement to win a Most Valuable Player award. But how does it really change your life?“Got a little more money,” Dodgers outfielder and 2019 National League MVP Cody Bellinger said, referring to the one-year, $11.5 million contract he signed this winter (the largest salary for any first-year arbitration-eligible player). “Other than that, my life hasn’t changed at all.”It might. The MVP label brings with it certain expectations – like continuing to play at that level.“He set a new benchmark for himself,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “There’s expectations always from the outside – whether it be from a team or individually. But I think that there’s no more expectation a person puts on himself … than themselves. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies center_img “Maybe a little,” Betts said. “But I think 95 percent of it is outside your control. You guys will come in – and when I say you guys I mean the media – if I go 0 for 20, then it’s like, ‘Oh, he lost it.’ Instead of just – it’s baseball.”Bellinger’s breakout season in 2019 began early with a two-month tear at the start of the season. Through the Dodgers’ first 50 games, Bellinger was batting .394 with 17 home runs and a 1.243 OPS.It was an early statement of MVP status fueled by Bellinger’s disappointment at being platooned at the end of the 2018 season (most bitterly in the World Series). That fire hasn’t abated with the MVP honor, Roberts said.“I just think that going into ’19, into that winter, and all spring, everything he did there was more intent, more focused intent,” Roberts said. “He took that all the way throughout the season, really, and it paid off. And I see that same kind of mindset again.”NO SIGNSBefore Thursday’s game at HoHoKam Stadium in Mesa, Bellinger and several other Dodgers spent time signing balls, gloves and slips of paper for fans seated near the field.It is an activity Dodgers CEO and President Stan Kasten says he has encouraged since his first day running the team. He might have to tell them to stop now.One of the measures MLB teams are considering as a precaution with the spread of coronavirus is to stop that interaction with fans. Some teams have already begun signing items in the clubhouse and then flipping them to fans rather than exchanging pens or other items for autographs.Kasten said team officials will meet with players on Friday to discuss measures in response to the rise of coronavirus and autograph signing will be one of the topics.Related Articles “So I think for Cody it’s kind of prepare the way he did and expect the results to be somewhat similar. He’s an MVP player. I think that he’s reached a certain plateau where I think he was pretty proud of himself. Now you got to kind of repeat it.”Mookie Betts has been through that. After leading the majors in batting average (.346), slugging percentage (.640), runs scored (129) and WAR (10.9) in 2018, he won the American League MVP award.“Obviously opportunities come off the field,” Betts said of the MVP aftermath. “Those are things that you can’t really control, you can’t do anything about. A lot of things change but it’s not because you go out and try to make them change. People change around you.“You may feel a little more pressure because you were an MVP and now have to back it up. But I think that’s all from other people.”Whatever the reason, Betts’ 2019 follow-up to his MVP season wasn’t quite as good. He was hitting just .272 with a .467 slugging percentage at the All-Star break. And he admits some of that might have been internal pressure to match his 2018 numbers. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img

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