I was at a game at Shea Stadium in 1978 that became infamous. In the actual game, the Dodgers scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning to come back to beat the Mets by a score of 5-4. What none of us knew until after the game was that there was a fight in the Dodgers locker room between Don Sutton and Steve Garvey. Davey Lopes got hurt trying to break it up, and was subsequently scratched from the lineup.
No he wasn’t.
First of all, he threw 14 innings. That isn’t any kind of a sample size to even really discuss.
Secondly, he had a mediocre K rate and a very lucky and unsustainable BABiP.
He was hardly dominant.
In all fairness, you have to consider that the entire 2020 season is a small sample size.
Playing really well for half of the season is an even smaller small sample size, so it doesn’t really mean that much.
However I do think that Santander is a very good player, our best all-around player, and, with all appropriate apologies to sports guy, I do think he is a core player unless we can trade him for a whole lot.