We’ve got a new player to add to the ‘the Blue Jays have checked in on _____’ list. It’s Trevor Bauer, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner.
While the Blue Jays have been linked to virtually everyone this winter, Bauer’s name hasn’t been mentioned anywhere near as often as fellow top-tier free agents like George Springer, DJ LeMahieu, and J.T. Realmuto. I know there’s been speculation around Bauer being a sensible fit for the Blue Jays, who badly need starting pitching help, but this would be the first tangible link between the player and the team this off-season.
On New Year’s Eve, Bauer posted a video on his Twitter account mentioning that he had a call lined up with the Blue Jays in which he was chatting with pitching coach Pete Walker and the organization’s high performance department.
Bauer is an interesting case. He’s undoubtedly the top name on the free-agent market for starting pitchers this year and he’s a player the front office would be familiar with given Cleveland traded for him when Mark Shapiro was still there. But beyond his success on the mound in 2020 and …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation