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Dodgers News: The Mookie Betts Rule Returns, Ethier’s Advice for Bauer, Doc’s 2021 Lineup, and More!

All of the news surrounding your Los Angeles Dodgers this week.



The Dodgers kicked off their first game of Spring Training on Sunday afternoon, and the Cactus League is officially underway, With that, let’s dive into the news surrounding your favorite Los Angeles baseball team this week. 

Justin Turner revealed this week that the Dodgers are bringing back a tradition from 2020. The team will once again go with the Mookie Betts rule in 2021, putting money into a collective pot with errors. Betts himself just said to am570 that the jar is already pretty full, so there’s room for improvement. 

Dodgers: Justin Turner Reveals the ‘Mookie Betts Rule’ Will Continue in 2021

We just got done with the first game of Spring Training but Dave Roberts is already talking about the Dodgers 2021 lineup. Doc mentioned that he would likely go with the usual suspects at the top of the order including Mookie, Turner, Cody Bellinger, and Max Muncy. 

Dodgers: Dave Roberts Reveals Likely 2021 Lineup

Trevor Bauer talked about coming to the National League West and having to face Manny Machado. Given the success that Machado has had off of Bauer in the past, you would think that he wouldn’t want to talk about it. But Bauer made it clear that he saved his best stuff for Manny in 2021. 

Dodgers: Trevor Bauer Says He Saved His Best Stuff For Padres’ Manny Machado This Year

Speaking of Trevor Bauer, a former Dodgers outfielder named Andre Ethier had some advice for him this past week. Ethier talked about Bauer’s vlogging, and wanting to make sure it was done at the right time and in the right place. So far, no response from Bauer on that advice. 

Dodgers: Andre Ethier Has Some Advice for Trevor Bauer

Tony Gonsolin explained the reason for his jersey number change that was made official in December. According to Gonsolin, recent acquisition Corey Knebel asked him for the number and Gonsolin obliged. 

Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin Explains the Reason For His Number Change

The Dodgers still don’t know if they will have fans in the stands by then, but tickets are going up on the resale market for Opening Day. And if you’re one of the lucky few looking to attend, it’s really going to cost you. Recent ticket posts on third-party websites like Stubhub have them going for as high as $8,000 in some cases.

Dodgers Opening Day Tickets Going For Absurd Prices on Resale Market

Recent acquisition Sheldon Neuse has already heard all of the Max Muncy comparisons in his first few weeks. In his first media call of the Spring, Neuse admitted that he would like to take a similar path to the big leagues that Muncy took after being cut by Oakland. 

Dodgers: Sheldon Neuse Looks to Take the Same Path to Los Angeles as Max Muncy

Dustin May has drawn the attention of Dodgers coaches and fans with his fire power. D-May reportedly touched 101 mph in the second week of Spring Training, which is absolutely ridiculous this early. 

Dodgers: Dustin May Hits 101 MPH in the Second Week of Spring Training

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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