The Dodgers have been lacking a vital left-handed bat for his or her unsuccessful title protection in 2021. Max Muncy tore his UCL over the past common season sport of the season and needed to sit out the complete playoffs.
Muncy had a entrance row seat to the Dodgers dropping the 2021 NLCS (4-2) to the Braves. On an look on the Bleed Los Podcast, the slugger wouldn’t decide to the concept that LA would’ve received the collection if he was wholesome.
“Issues would have occurred so completely different[ly], I can’t provide you with a particular reply on that. I do know issues would have been completely different. Whether or not or not we’d’ve received, all you are able to do is speculate on that.”
Muncy didn’t short-change the Braves in any respect and famous how they peaked in October.
“The Braves have been sizzling, they’d issues going proper. That they had gamers enjoying out of their minds. They have been the most effective group within the playoffs and that’s what it comes all the way down to. We are saying it yearly. It doesn’t matter who the most effective group truly is, it simply issues who performs finest at the moment.”
It’s unattainable to know if a wholesome Muncy would’ve modified the end result of the NLCS for the Dodgers. That being stated, it’s exceedingly uncommon that including an All-Star and a participant who completed within the top-ten in MVP voting makes a group worse.
In 2021, Muncy led the group in dwelling runs and RBI. He additionally posted the second highest OPS of his profession (.895).
In keeping with Muncy, his elbow is progressing effectively and he’ll be swinging a bat “fairly quickly”. He additionally added that “issues are trying actual good” by way of his restoration.
At any time when Opening Day occurs, it seems like there’s an opportunity that Muncy will probably be able to take the sector for the Dodgers.
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