Dodgers: Why is Mookie Betts Struggling This Season? Is it Time to Worry?

After a very successful first season where he helped lead the Dodgers to their first World Series title in 32 years, Mookie Betts has been struggling for longer than anyone can remember in his second campaign with Los Angeles.

We break down Mookie Betts’ 2021 season so far and discuss why he hasn’t fully taken off yet this season. Plus, we discuss how Mookie can break out of his slump and if the Dodgers should considering playing him on the injured list.


Mookie is batting only .240 this season and has a .186 average over his last three weeks. What should Dave Roberts try to get his star outfielder back on track? Would you move Mookie out of the leadoff spot for a while? 


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  1. I’m not getting good vibes for this season. I think the dodgers are going to get humiliated and the Padres or Giants will make it further in October

    • I feel similar, Don. It just could very well be what with the way Roberts manages, all the injuries and the makeup of this roster, that Dodgers miss October all together for the first time since 2012.

  2. Mookie just needs some days off. He needs to rest his body and clear his mind. You can see the difference in Monday’s game. Also, he was getting some good at-bats in the past few days, although the line-drives were ending up in someone’s glove. Of course, you can’t use that argument over the course of a season. Still, things will go his way soon and getting some rest will help it along.

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