Cody Bellinger Rips Astros: ‘Altuve Stole Title From Dodgers, MVP From Aaron Judge (VIDEO)
Cody bellinger is piping hot mad.
The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder was not happy with Houston Astros owner Jim Crane’s comments that his team’s sign-stealing “didn’t impact the game.”
24 hours after those controversial comments, the 2019 National League MVP called into question the Astros’ World Series title and Jose Altuve’s 2017 AL MVP win.
“That’s just wild. And I don’t know if (Crane) meant to say that or not, but that’s obviously not true, because knowing what pitch is coming greatly impacts the game,” Bellinger said, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.
“I thought (MLB commissioner Rob) Manfred’s punishment was weak, giving (the players) immunity. I mean, these guys were cheating for three years. I think what people don’t realize is Altuve stole an MVP from (Aaron) Judge in ’17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us,” Bellinger added, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times.
Judge had 52 home runs and a 1.049 OPS but would finish second behind Altuve for the 2017 AL MVP.
Bellinger wasn’t done as he spoke about the Astros possibly using buzzers to inform them of incoming pitches.
“I don’t know what human hits a walk-off home run against Aroldis Chapman to send your team to the World Series and, (No. 1), has the thought to say, ‘Don’t rip my jersey off.’ But (No. 2), go into the tunnel, change your shirt, and then come out,” Bellinger said, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez.