How sweet it is to be the most versatile player in the game. With all of the stars that the LA Dodgers have compiled, Mookie Betts remains the most valuable and flexible when it comes to helping Dave Roberts build the perfect World Series team. 


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Mookie Betts Moving To Shortstop? 

Roberts announced that Mookie would be making an unconventional transition from Gold Glove outfielder to starting second baseman. MLB fans were already anticipating some great plays by Mookie. 


Then on Friday, the plot thickened. It’s only March, mind you. Gavin Lux, the projected starting shortstop for the Dodgers struggled in Cactus League play and Mookie looked so smooth up the middle that despite Mookie logging just 98 innings in his career at short compared to 1,346.2 innings for Lux, Roberts has now awarded the starting shortstop job to Mookie. 

Mookie Betts is now the LA Dodgers starting shortstop, according to manager Dave Roberts. (Getty Images)

Lux will move back over to the right side of the infield. 


After an offseason of Lux being anointed the guy at short, Betts will now have to tackle an even tougher position han second base. If anyone can do it, it’s Mookie who has the athleticism, intelligent, arm and range to get it done at short. He’s also very sure handed and won’t bounce throws in the dirt as Lux was guilty of several times this Spring. 


Betts will also still see some time at second base against left-handed pitching if Lux sits, but the Dodgers want Lux’s bat in the lineup, and this is the best way to make it happen while also relieving any of the defensive pressure.



If Mookie can freak shortstop and put up his usual numbers, we could be looking at an MVP season.

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