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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Not Laughing at Justin Verlander’s Comments on Astros

Belli doesn’t like what he heard from JV.

The Astros players have yet to show any remorse for their actions that most notably took place in the 2017 World Series that was played against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bellinger was on that 2017 World Series club for LA and he was directly impacted by it. The Dodgers seemed to be the team of destiny in 2017, but that was altered unfairly by Houston.

When accepting his 2019 AL Cy Young Award, Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros made a strange comment about how his club was ‘technologically and analytically advanced’. It even sparked some immediate anger and reaction from long-time MLB ace CC Sabathia.

Cody Bellinger was not thrilled with the comments that were made by Justin Verlander either and he voiced his opinion to TMZ. It is unclear at this time whether or not Verlander was trying to make a joke or if he genuinely meant it. The Astros, outside of all of their cheating glory, are well-regarded as one of the most analytically in tune teams in Major League Baseball. Here is the link to the comments made by Bellinger:

Cody Bellinger on Astros

Cody Bellinger was asked about whether or not he was frustrated by the Houston Astros cheating scandal and we all know his answer:

“I’m definitely frustrated. No doubt.”

Bellinger Not Please by Verlander’s Joke

When asked about the recent comments that were made by Justin Verlander at the event that handed him his AL Cy Young Award, Bellinger responded:

“Disappointed. I don’t think he meant to say it as a joke. I think it was taken as a joke. It wasn’t funny to me, it wasn’t funny to CC [Sabathia].”

Overall

Even if Justin Verlander’s comment was legitimate, it was in very poor taste considering the recent events that have come to light. Cody Bellinger has every right to be disappointed.

NEXT: Cody Bellinger Shares Thoughts on Astros Accusations

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. I never put a lot of thought into the cheating except that I thought the players involved in the cheating are getting away with it. Some suspensions should be in order. I heard Orel’s take on it on the radio, and he had a point. This thing really changed lives. Drove at least one pitcher out of baseball when he was trying to make a comeback.

    Well all the MLB pitchers have the list of the cheating hitters. So what would Don Drysdale do?

  2. I thought that was a very good article. It was fair, balanced, objective, and well said. I was amazed to get to the end of it and find that a 19 year -old wrote. It again, well done.

    Timothy W. Thompson, D. Min.
    Lt. Col. U.S. Army (retired)

  3. You won’t print what Verlander and the other cheaters deserve, so I will repeat the concensus view:
    Manfred is too cowardly to punish ALL the cheaters and their title should be taken away.

    • Manfred would have to punish every WS champ since he’s been commissioner. Do you really think the Astros and Red Sox are the only teams cheating? Read what Logan Morrison said about it. It permeates MLB.

  4. FIRE !! Manfred… he does not handle these problems with dignity and respect of the fans who are paying his salary… seems he might be cheating too

  5. I don’t think Verlander was joking. He isn’t a very playful sort of guy. He takes the game very seriously. I think he was talking about the teams use of analytics, jus tlike this article describes. Pretty sure a guy like Velander was not at all pleased with the sign stealing of the players in the batters box and would not even joke about it. The Astros are going to endure a lot of punishment this season and beyond. We will see remose eventually. Players involved were told not to talk about it. Right now it’s the offseason but Spring is around the corner.

  6. 2017 Astros set record for road wins, and won two games at dodger stadium in World Series including game seven. All teams try to steal signs.maybe league should ban center field cameras.Go Cardinals.

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