Dodgers Rumors: LA In On Trevor Bauer, Reportedly ‘Monitoring Market’ for Free Agent

The MLB hot stove could be reaching a boiling point for the Los Angeles Dodgers. First, Ken Rosenthal said on MLB Network that the Dodgers are a “team to watch” for Trevor Bauer if they sign him to a short-term contract. Then, a few hours later, ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan tweeted that the Dodgers are, ‘monitoring the market’ for the 2020 Cy Young Award winner.

We gauge the Dodgers’ interest in signing Trevor Bauer and discuss what it would cost to get Bauer in Dodger Blue. Next, we take a look at how the Dodgers rotation would look with the addition of Trevor Bauer. Plus, what version of Trevor Bauer will the Dodgers be getting?



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  1. Bauer had a great year, but that doesn’t mean he automatically qualifies to squeeze into the best rotation in the game. Even if he signed he might not be in the top 5.

    1. Really? Bauer would be somewhere in the top three of the Dodgers rotation (himself, Kershaw, and Beuhler). I’d argue he’d be on par with Buehler. He’d be ahead of Urias, Price, May, and Gonsolin. And, the “loser(s)” would strengthen out bullpen and allow Kershaw and Price to be rested. Spend the money.

      1. It’s a difficult argument because one has to decide if the short season was the real Bauer or an outlier. It could be either. Statistically for their careers Kershaw, Buehler, Urias, and even Price are superior to Bauer but if Bauer turned a corner last year and continues as that guy he could be better than any of them.

  2. No on Bauer. Sometimes he’s the best pitcher in the game, but often he can be mediocre. He was the Cy Young winner over 60 games. Big deal. Also he is a team chemistry breaker. Everyone has seen him throwing the ball over the centerfield fence when Terry Francona came to take him out of a game just before being traded from Cleveland. In order to have better team chemistry, we got rid of a great player (Puig) for problems less serious than that. And, not by mistake, we won a championship. Bauer could create more problems than he would solve…for 35+ million$…Get a right handed bat instead with the same money. Extend Corey Seager and Clayton Kershaw…

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