Cody Bellinger Chooses His 2023 Destination

Cody Bellinger's agent, Scott Boras, had said that the former MVP had received offers from up to 12 teams. Today, he made his decision: he's heading to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs. 

It's a one-year deal, for $17.5M deal, reports MLB Insider Jeff Passan. The Los Angeles Dodgers non-tendered Bellinger after the season, preferring to move on after three years of disappointing results. 

Bellinger was the NL MVP in 2019, launching 47 home runs along with a 1.035 OPS. Since then, however, it's been an unmitigated disaster at the plate. The last two years, his combined .611 OPS is the lowest of any regular starter in all of baseball.

He hit .210 this season after batting .165 in 2021. 

Bellinger had received numerous multi-year offers, but chose to go with a one-year deal to hopefully have a bounce-back season and rebuild his value for next year. 

Wrigley Field will be a nice environment for him to try to regain his stroke at the plate. He will, no doubt, continued to play excellent defense in center field at the Friendly Confines. 

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