At this point, Dodgers fans have heard it all about winning the 2020 title. Other fanbases have pointed to the shortened season and funky rules as an excuse to try and discredit the championship. Despite the fact that all teams played under the same set of circumstances, Padres fans, in particular, have been nonstop in their effort to take away all pride in a championship.
Recent Dodgers free agent signing Trevor Bauer is all too familiar with the idea of discrediting 2020 efforts. Fanbases across baseball have pointed to the short season and lack of strong opponents to trash talk Bauer’s Cy Young award.
But after his first Spring Training start of the season, Trevor Bauer had some things to say about last season. He pointed to the rules and circumstances that all teams and players were under and that all had the same opportunity to win.
People say the Dodgers World Series wasn’t legitimate and it’s like, everyone had the same opportunity in a given year under the same set of rules and the Dodgers were the best team last year, just like I was the best pitcher in the National League last year so, whatever.
There is a lot of truth and sound reasoning in Bauer’s defense of the title and his Cy Young. The Dodgers came into the 2020 season with the same opportunity to win a title as every other team in baseball, but they took home the Commissioner’s Trophy. They were the best team in baseball in 2020, and that’s the end of the discussion.
Dodgers fans are going to love to hear that from their newest signing, that’s for sure. Bauer pitched 2 innings in his first Cactus League action. He struck out 2 batters in a scoreless outing.
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