AdministratorJanuary 20, 2021 at 12:25 pm
Jeff Passan has said the Dodgers are monitoring the market for right-handed pitcher, Trevor Bauer. The Dodgers could be in play at the right price. I’m not a fan of signing him to a long big deal but it sounds like if the Dodgers can get him at their price they’re comfortable with they’ll do it. That makes me feel a little better cause the Dodgers don’t usually go too crazy price wise.
Bauer is from the Los Angeles area so this would be sort of a homecoming for him. He went to UCLA before being drafted by the Diamondbacks. He’s a talented pitcher, but there are way too many character issues to just look past. There is a history of misogyny, bullying, and racism to start. He just doesn’t seem like he would fit in the clubhouse. Of course, I am one who focuses more on production than personality but with Bauer, his production doesn’t warrant looking past his personality. The Dodgers don’t really need a right-handed pitcher at all, there are more pressing needs.
Bauer is improving and there are peripherals that say he should continue to be a good pitcher. He’s a huge strikeout pitcher, has been good since changing up his pitch mix. There is upside there.
Personally, don’t think his perceived good production doesn’t warrant putting up with his personality. Too many questionable things to look past. The Dodgers should probably pass on Bauer, and focus on another bullpen piece and right-handed hitting infielder. What do you guys think? Should the Dodgers sign or pass on Bauer?
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