As November comes to a close, the MLB hot stove is ready to kick off in earnest, and there are a few notable players on the market. We all know about the Dodgers’ free agents, but of the marquee names on the free agent market, 2020 Cy Young award winner Trevor Bauer might be the best talent out there.
Now, Trevor has been known to display what some would call “antics” on the field and there are those who think this may hurt his job search. But, is that enough to stop the possibility of him returning home to Southern California?
We wanted to know what Dodgers fans think. Would you like to see him in Dodger blue? Does his attitude fit in with the current clubhouse culture? Let’s find out.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) November 12, 2020
First, there are those who would rather not see Bauer in blue.
Doesn't strike me as a team player who would mesh well with the Dodgers.
— Claudia paints sports ??? (@claudiall_real) November 12, 2020
The thing is that he wouldn’t fit. There’s a reason why the Dodgers didn’t seriously go after people like Machado and Harper. It’s cause they’re problems. They’re both bad teammates and the mess up the chemistry in the dugout when things she stop going their way.
— Ty_Guy_Payton (@TyWratten) November 12, 2020
He doesn't. The Dodgers are focused on championships, not individual players egos.
— Megan Ashley (@dodgermacncheez) November 12, 2020
A great point no doubt. These Dodgers over the last few seasons have been a little quieter with the show and the flare (Joe Kelly and Brusdar Graterol notwithstanding). You wonder how someone like Bauer would fit in on a team like LA has.
Back to Twitter, overall it appears a majority of fans would love to see the talent of Trevor added to the squad.
Don’t matter what his ego is if he can pitch well and help us repeat that’s all it comes down to! He would fit in perfectly
— Serna (@Mserna_13) November 12, 2020
Love him! Get him! pic.twitter.com/oAUDGO8d6V
— LC Rams (@LCRam95) November 12, 2020
We were ok with Puig licking his bat and Kike wearing a banana suit, as long as he’s not disrespectful or embarrassing to Dodger Blue, I’m good with him as a Dodger.
— LupeJ (@LoopsJ) November 12, 2020
Dodgers showboat he would be fine. Hometown kid. Arguably the most entertaining player in baseball right now would be in the second biggest market. Love winning. Sounds like a great situation all around.
— jonah (@jaymbanks) November 12, 2020
Plus, a strong endorsement from this current Dodger free agent may answer some of the questions regarding the kind of teammate Bauer would be.
Trevor is going to Trevor lol but at the end of the day this quote says all you need to know about the kind of teammate he is. Makes everyone around him better. Congrats @ShaneBieber19 and @BauerOutage ! https://t.co/5G7OLTRZ6Z
— Alex Wood (@Awood45) November 12, 2020
The argument can be made that having the energy and drive that Trevor has could be a welcome addition to a team that might be getting a little younger over the next few seasons.
We may not know what deals Andrew Friedman is currently working on but he’s rightfully earned the trust of Dodger fans. So with his offseason to-do list at the ready, it’s looking like 2021 will be worth the wait regardless of whether Trevor will be in Dodger blue or not. In Andrew we trust.