Expectations For The Upcoming Los Angeles Dodgers Season
Cody Bellinger, Gavin Lux, 2020 Spring Training
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With the Los Angeles Dodgers at spring training at Camelback Ranch the start of the 2020 Season is right around the corner. As with many other MLB teams, the Dodgers have made a number of additions and subtractions to their roster. At the same time, they are expecting many overall changes to occur within the league as a whole. As the season nears its start, many baseball fans like yourself are worried about what these changes mean for the Dodgers.

Upcoming Video Restrictions

One expectation that we can hold for the LA Dodgers 2020 season, as well as all other MLB teams, is upcoming video restrictions. Video restrictions have been planned in response to 2017 and 2018 season sign-stealing scandals by the Houston Astros. When questioned about potential restrictions Dodger president of operations, Andrew Friedman, claimed not to care as long as restrictions were universal to all MLB teams. As with many other team figures, the primary concern surrounding in-game restrictions is that it may sacrifice player development. As long as player development is not compromised in any way, it is likely that the upcoming restrictions on video will have no impact on the 2020 season.

Plan For Gavin Lux

With the start of the 2020 Dodgers season comes the unveiling of the plan for Gavin Lux. As you may remember, the 2019 season ended with Galvin Lux as the LA Dodgers starting second basemen. However, LA Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has not yet given Lux that same title for the upcoming spring season. While nothing is currently confirmed, it is known that Chris Taylor, Max Muncy, and Kike’ Hernandez have also been fielding ground balls during starting practices. When asked about reappointing Lux in the 2020 season, manager Dave Roberts simply said that Gavin “is certainly in that conversation.” The start of the 2020 season for the LA Dodgers will introduce us to the plan in store for Gavin Lux.

New Starting Pitcher

The start of the 2020 season also leaves the Dodgers with a new starting pitcher, David Price. Price made his MLB debut in September 2008 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Since then, he has also played for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, and Boston Red Socks. In the seventh game of the 2008 ALCS (American League Championship Series), Price earned a save, which ultimately helped the Rays reach the World Series for the first time. Following this, Price became a full-time pitcher starting in the 2009 season. With the start of the 2020 season, the LA Dodgers can expect changes with their new starting pitcher, David Price.

Arrival Of Mookie Betts

The 2020 MLB Season welcomes the arrival of Mookie Betts to the LA Dodgers. Mookie Betts is most well known for being the first MLB player to receive the Most Valuable Player, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Batting Title, and a World Series all within a single season. Betts was one of the biggest acquisitions that the Dodgers have experienced in many years. His contract was said to be one of the biggest stories throughout baseball’s offseason. Many sports betting apps have him favorited on the team with batting hits, runs, and RBIs. With Betts as a Dodger, many experts have already predicted an end to the thirty-two-year championship dry spell.

Cody Bellinger Predictions

Even with the extremely anticipated arrival of Mookie Betts, there are still many other exciting expectations for the 2020 Dodgers Season. One of the most notable is the upcoming season for Cody Bellinger. Bellinger is the highly decorated first baseman and outfielder for the LA Dodgers. At only twenty-four years old, Bellinger has already had an incredible career with the MLB. At the age of twenty-one, he was awarded Rookie of the Year, then, two years later, awarded Most Valuable Player at twenty-three. During the 2017 season, he was additionally named an All-Star. Bellinger is the son of former NY Yankee and Anaheim Angel player Clay Bellinger.

The 2020 season is certainly lined up to be interesting for the LA Dodgers. In addition to the arrival of new players and increased competition, the league plans to impose in-game video restrictions on the thirty professional teams. The start of the spring season also unveils the new plan in place for Gavin Lux. The 2020 season also means the arrival of two new players in pitcher David Price, and outfielder Mookie Betts. Furthermore, the 2020 seasons means new, updated predictions for Cody Bellinger. Consider the points above to learn more about the top expectations for the upcoming Los Angeles Dodgers season.