Fun comments on Fangraphs after the A’s released Muncy just before the 2017 season explain just how forgettable he was as a player.
“Max Muncy is a 26-year-old first baseman with a career OPS just above .600. Move along.”
The Dodgers didn’t move along and now they have a feared hitter in the thick of their lineup who is now an All-Star force at the plate. It’s a fun piece and they go into some of his bad luck in 2020 as well.
- Baseball Prospectus ran a prediction model, as wild as it may be, for all the awards for the season and there are some Dodgers on these lists.
- Molly Knight wrote about The Curious Case of Cody Bellinger over at The Long Game.
- Betting odds for the Dodgers to reach the playoffs as the wild card team have a yes bet at +120 (6/5) and a no bet at -150 (2/3).