Okay, it’s official.
The Dodgers won the trade.
After taking home nearly every piece of hardware imaginable in 2020, Mookie Betts added another award to his growing collection, as Sports Illustrated named him their Player of the Year last night.
MOOOKIE!— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 20, 2020
Congrats to @mookiebetts on winning the Player of the Year award after his incredible season with the @Dodgers #SIAwards https://t.co/3nzDy2RuqO pic.twitter.com/4rzRD5FT2N
This adds to an already incredible year for Betts, who was traded from the Red Sox to the Dodgers back in February. He took home a Gold Glove Award, Silver Slugger Award and finished second in MVP voting in the National League. Oh, and he also helped the Dodgers win a World Series championship.
On the season, Betts hit .292 with 16 home runs and 39 RBI. As you can see by his awards from earlier, Betts didn’t just dot it with the bat. In addition to being one of the best hitters in the National League, he was also the best right fielder as well. He provided a number of highlights in the outfield, most notably in October. Betts was also a force to be reckoned with on the bases, as he had 10 steals and impacted the game in more ways than one out there.
Just another friendly reminder for you that he will be wearing Dodger blue for the next decade.