3 potential landing spots for Cody Bellinger if non-tendered

Oct 5, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 5, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 28, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two run double in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) hits a two run double in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

The Colorado Rockies would make sense for Cody Bellinger

It’s already been well established that the Rockies are looking for someone to play center field who can lengthen the lineup. Add in a left-handed bat to that description and Bellinger could fit it perfectly in the Mountain Time Zone.

The Rockies have been linked to Brandon Nimmo in free agency, but he will come with a very high price tag. Will the Rockies be willing to spend for him, adding another $100-million plus player with Kris Bryant’s contract (seven years, $182 million) already on the books? It’s possible, but it also seems unlikely if the bidding war for his services gets too hot.

Bellinger is already familiar with what it takes to roam the massive outfield in Denver and has a lifetime .289/.382/.542 slash line in 191 plate appearances at Coors Field. Playing in Denver could be a perfect tonic in order to revive his career.

In a perfect, purple-tinted scenario, Colorado could sign Bellinger and give him a chance to restart his career while showing a division rival they shouldn’t have given up on him. It could make for a great comeback story in the NL West … and give the Rockies an outfield of Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger, and Charlie Blackmon. Go back in your time machine to 2018 and tell yourself that’s a possibility.