Thus far, NL MVP Cody Bellinger has not spoken about the sign-stealing scandal of the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox. While many of his Los Angeles Dodgers’ teammates have given their thoughts, Bellinger has remained silent. Remember, Bellinger was a member of both the 2017 and 2018 teams that lost in the World Series to the eventual and supposed sign-stealing opponents.
That is until Sunday, when Bellinger spoke to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez on the subject.
I spoke with Cody Bellinger about the Dodgers’ quiet offseason, his fast friendship with Christian Yelich, and losing the World Series to a couple of alleged sign-stealing teams.
“It’s gotta come to an end unless it’s gonna be a disaster.” https://t.co/AWP2iW6gUu
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 13, 2020
First, Bellinger says that he and his teammates are just waiting to see the punishment that will be handed out from Major League Baseball. About a week ago, a report broke that ‘punishment was expected to be handed down within two weeks’.
“Honestly, we’re curious to see what happens,” Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger said Sunday. “It sucks, man. We were close, but we did it the right way.”
It’s good to hear Bellinger say that he feels the Dodgers handled business with a bit of integrity. While they didn’t win a World Series Championship, he says they did things the honest way.
Furthermore, Bellinger feels that this is something that baseball has to handle. If not, it could be catastrophic for the sport.
“I think it’s gotta come to an end unless it’s gonna be a disaster. I think we have to do something about it.”
Finally, Bellinger alludes to the fact that the Dodgers came so close in back-to-back years. However, he says now there is no looking back; only moving forward.
“We could’ve won it if things could’ve gone our way,” Bellinger said of the 2017 and ’18 World Series. “But it is what it is, man. You really can’t look back on it anymore. We’ll see what happens, what Manfred wants to do. We’ll see.”
Already we can’t wait to see what Bellinger and the Dodgers do in 2020. Hopefully, all of this provides them with some added motivation to bring the first title back to Los Angeles since 1988.