The final minutes of Trevor Bauer’s free agency were chaotic, to say the least. Dodgers fans watched as the Mets appeared to be the front-runner all the way up until they weren’t. A series of emails, texts, and website releases didn’t help clear up any of the confusion.
Bauer’s team inadvertently released scheduled posts and automated emails that had hinted he was signing with the Mets. All of this happened before the announcement was made that he was going to be signing with the Dodgers. Much to the disappointment of fans in New York, Bauer’s team pulled the images of Mets gear from his website and replaced them with his generic brand.
Just a few short hours later, we found out he was going to be a member of the Dodgers. Mets fans were understandably upset by how it all played out, insinuating that Bauer had done it on purpose to mess with them. Today, Bauer issued an apology via Twitter in hopes of clearing up what had happened. He also ended it pledging to make huge donations to New York charities and more.
For those of you who entered the giveaway, you will be entered into a raffle for game tickets next time the Dodgers play the Mets (and fans are able to be in stadium). I will also be donating $10,000 each to the following New York-based nonprofits…
Bauer went on to say that his team had prepared marketing materials for every team that he was talking to in the offseason. That would include both the Mets and the Dodgers. He admitted that he and his team made a mistake and released the Mets material far too soon.
However it went down, the Dodgers ended up with Bauer at the end of the day. And while the deal is still not official, the fact that he is issuing apologies is a small(very small) step towards rebuilding a questionable reputation. Welcome to Los Angeles, Trevor.
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