With the reported signing of 2020 NL MVP Freddie Freeman, the Dodgers’ star-studded lineup and roster just got even scarier. If all goes according to plan, Freeman will be one of four MVP winners to play for the Dodgers in ‘22, alongside ’18 AL MVP Mookie Betts, ’19 NL MVP Cody Bellinger and ’14 NL MVP Clayton Kershaw.
In other words, that first Kershaw start, with the other three as lineup regulars, will be particularly stacked in terms of prior accolades.
How rare is it for a team to have four MVP winners appear in a single season? Glad you asked.
The 2022 Dodgers will be the fifth team to have four MVPs appear for them in a season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Here’s a look at the prior four instances.
That’s right — the Dodgers did this just last season. The cast was almost the same, with 2005 and 2008-09 NL MVP winner Albert Pujols instead of Freeman. Pujols joined the Dodgers on May 17, becoming the fourth MVP on the roster. All four appeared in…