Trevor Bauer, the last remaining marquee name on this year’s free-agent market, has finally made his decision.
In a wannabe LeBron James-esque video drop on his YouTube channel, Bauer announced that he would be taking his talents to the West Coast to join the reigning World Series Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Though his agent, Rachel Luba, posted on Twitter on Thursday that Bauer’s decision was down to two teams, a Blue Jays jersey flashes on screen, along with a Mets and Dodgers jersey, when he talks about making his decision. One would assume, then, that the Blue Jays were in the mix on Bauer until close to the end and he seriously considered signing here.
The Cleveland Connection with the Blue Jays’ front office made some sense, given Mark Shapiro traded for Bauer when he was a prospect, but it was difficult to imagine the team handing out another large contract after they had already signed George Springer.
So, what does this all mean?
Personally, I would rather not cheer for Bauer and I’m glad he didn’t end up a Blue Jay. But I also recognize he’s a very good pitcher and I’m …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation