Los Angeles Dodgers fans have had enough of this guy. How is it possible that former Houston Astros players of this level still won’t keep their mouths shut? Everyone that has any affiliation to that team is triggered beyond belief about everything.
Josh Reddick, formerly a Dodger and Astro, who called out the Dodgers not too long ago about their similar sign-stealing tactics that Houston had employed and were found guilty for, decided to come out of the woodwork again to seemingly take aim at Cody Bellinger.
Bellinger, who was openly critical of the Astros when MLB revealed the findings of its investigation and then took it to the league for its “weak” punishment of the 2017 World Series champs, was non-tendered by the Dodgers this offseason and signed with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.
His one-year, $17.5 million contract with the NL Central club ended his six-year tenure in Los Angeles — one that ended on a sour note because of Belli’s performance over the last two seasons.
He’s somehow been one of the worst players in the sport, particularly when you factor in his price tag. His struggles have likely been a result of a shoulder injury sustained during the 2020 postseason followed by a leg fracture in 2021. But time was up in LA.
Whether you loved Bellinger or grew tired of his poor play, all Dodgers fans can agree that Reddick’s apparent shot at the 27-year-old after he got back up on his feet was completely uncalled for.
Former Astro taking a shot at former Dodgers star Cody Bellinger was weak
Funny thing about Reddick saying this — of course, if it’s truly directed at Bellinger, who hit .210 and struck out 150 times in 2022 and earned $17.5 million as a result — is that he was never an MVP! Not even close. Nor was he a Rookie of the Year! Not. Even. Close. Nor was he one of the best defensive center fielders in the game. Nor did he win a World Series without his team cheating.
Did we miss anything? For current and/or former Astros players to still be this provoked by a valid response from Bellinger years ago as a result of feeling upset about getting screwed out of a championship is really indefensible.
The sad part is that Reddick can’t even seriously believe what he said. In 13 MLB seasons vs Bellinger’s six, Reddick has fewer home runs and stolen bases. Bellinger is also almost right there with him in runs scored (434 vs 597), walks (327 vs 393) and RBI (422 vs 575). In 560 fewer games played!
At this rate, the 2017 Dodgers team is about to be completely wiped away. Only Clayton Kershaw, Chris Taylor and Julio Urías remain.
We’re really going to keep doing this? We’ll chase former Dodgers players/critics in general around to ensure they’re “held responsible” for whatever they said about the Astros’ proven cheating scandal?
We thought the guys who were so brash about compromising the integrity of the sport would be able to handle a few trash can jokes. Guess not. Enjoy the Savannah Bananas! Is that a $17.5 million salary? Unclear.