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Dodgers MVP: Cody Bellinger Reaction to Winning, Voting Ballot Breakdown, and Message To Fans

Celebrate the 2019 Dodgers MVP in one stop, right here!

Indeed, Cody Bellinger won the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday night. Finally, Los Angeles Dodgers fans can relax. While the long wait for a title presses ahead, the wait for a position-player MVP is over.

Of course, it should be celebrated. Therefore, we will do it all in one spot. After all – in the words of the MVP himself – to have a player of this magnitude playing in your city on a nightly basis is ‘pretty cool’.

Cody Bellinger Talks About Winning 2019 NL Most Valuable Player

First, after winning the award; Bellinger was visibly emotional. He was asked by MLB Network host Greg Amsinger why he was emotional upon winning the award.

“It’s absolutely incredible, it’s really cool that my family and friends are here. I’m a little emotional, so it’s pretty cool.”

After a pause and in a light few have seem him, Bellinger’s eyes were filled with tears.

“It’s what you dream of, man. For sure. What made me emotional is my dad, hugging him.”

Now, let me get some kleenex so I can finish this post; I’m a little choked up myself.

2019 NL MVP Voting Ballot Breakdown

In the end, the voting was not as close as was once thought. Recently, Jon Heyman predicted that Bellinger would win. Moreover, our own FRG of the Blue Heaven Podcast (and Editor in Chief of this site) told me today that Bellinger would win because he has been on the minds of voters all year long. Undeniably, both of these gentleman were correct.

Evidenced by the final tally, Bellinger received 19 first-place votes. By comparison, Christian Yelich received ten, and Anthony Rendon just one. While it wasn’t a unanimous selection, it was a narrow enough margin to declare Bellinger the clear MVP. Still, a lot of credit needs given to Yelich for his injury-shortened season.

Cody Bellinger’s Message To Fans

Upon winning the award, the Los Angeles Dodgers official twitter account put up a video from Bellinger.

Here’s what he said.

“Hey guys it’s Cody. Thank you guys for the support all year long. I could not have done it without you guys. I’m excited to get back out there in 2020 and then hopefully we have another great year.”

Short and sweet and to the point, just like we prefer. Finally, let me end this post by saying thank you, Cody both from Dodgers Nation; and the legions of fans who enjoyed your electrifying play in 2019.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Celebration indeed. Today Cody Bellinger made all Dodgers fans proud. His NL MVP is really the silver lining in a disappointed playoff exit. Regardless of his stats in the second half, Cody was “voted” in as the NL MVP. Dodgers fans should cherish this moment, because it may night happen again for another decade or more.

  2. I thought for sure the media would give this award to Yelich,. Throughout the season I kept hearing the media make statements advocating Yelich for MVP. I kept telling anyone who would listen to my opine that Bellinger is the better OVERALL player of the two, while Yelich was the more consistent hitter of the two. I thought Bellinger’s play had a larger impact for his team than Yelich did for his………..Point is the voters got it right and I am pleasantly surprised they did. Congratulations Cody!

  3. Trout is the real mvp of the 2. He was consistently mvp caliber month to month whereas Bellinger was his 2018 self in the second half

    • And once again Trout led his team nowhere. You need to get your facts straight lady. Once again the Angels sucked.

      • Hey pig, in case you didn’t know baseball is a team sport Trout didn’t lead them to nowhere the Angels led themselves to nowhere once again with an incomplete team. His month to month stats are consistent and mvp worthy. Bellingers were not. This is an individual award not making the playoffs falls on the angels FO.

      • AZUL, you are correct, as usual, about Trout. As far as Belles is concerned, I offer him congratulations on his award. I just wish he had not stopped playing during the playoffs. Of course, some of our other players fall into the same category. Best regards to you and, of course, PD Jr. Go Blue!!!!

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