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Why isn’t Mookie Betts leading off for the Dodgers? – Yahoo News

Mookie Betts won an MVP Award as the Red Sox’s everyday leadoff hitter. Yet, the Dodgers have him batting second even as his teammates struggle at the…

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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts bats against the San Diego Padres on Monday at Dodger Stadium. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
When the Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts in February and signed him to a 12-year contract extension the day before opening day, the assumption was the club would plug Betts into the leadoff spot and enjoy the dividends.
There wasnt a reason to think differently. Betts became one of the best players in the world leading off for the Boston Red Sox. He made four All-Star teams, …

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