Duuuude! (that’s how Californians begin, right?) Quit playing games with my heart. Who are you? The real you, Cody. You seemed to go thru a transformation… to something even better than the good we thought you already were. And then you set the bar; HIGH. Too high for you to replicate, or will you have to reimagine? I believe. I believe in you, Cody Bellinger. This is our ode to you!

 

Other Bats We’ve Bantered

Jesus Aguilar Yoan Moncada Adalberto Mondesi
Cedric Mullins Mitch Haniger Rafael Devers
  1. Harley Earl says:
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    I’m in a keeper league that keeps five this year, eight the following year and 10 for the 2021 season. My question for both of you is who would you keep and why between Gleyber Torres and Cody Bellinger.

    I’m torn because I’ve already got quality at SS and 2B so I could let Gleyber go and put Bellinger at 1B. But my gut tells me Gleyber is the better player long term. For background purposes so you can answer appropriately, my other four keepers are Trout, Machado, Story and Javier Baez.

    So, what would you do? Oh, I also have Luis Severino available to keep. But long term, I don’t think Severino will hold up in the AL East. He got shelled at the end of last year.

    Thanks!

    • Andy Singleton says:
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      @Harley Earl: Definitely a tough spot, and I really like both. Not a question if either of them are the real deal for me, and as you can tell, I’m still more bullish on Bellinger. That said, I think Torres could get you more, and long term could be the safer play. It also gives you backup to then possibly move someone else for a 1B and maybe more. I really think 1B is shallow at the moment, but there are some potential studs on the way. I don’t think you could go wrong either way. You never mentioned scoring, which could be the deciding factor. I’d be much more interested in Bellinger if it were points, as I’d expect about a 20 point difference in BA.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        @Andy Singleton: It’s a head-to-head league with the following categories: runs, home runs, rbis, stolen bases, on-base pct., doubles and triples.

        I just can’t stick with Severino after his horrible finish to last year. Scares me away when I’ve got five for-sure guys to pick from. But Bellinger seems like a bounce-back candidate. Yet, I think long-term, Gleyber is probably the better play. Probably going to stick with Gleyber. I foresee some ups and downs with him, but at least he’s not going to get platooned if he struggles some.

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