Trevor Bauer is a name recognized around the league, and baseball fans have gotten to know him well. In the last year, he has gone from one of the most hated players on the internet to sort of a folk hero. Dodgers fans have always known him as a guy involved in their team’s trade rumors.
This week, Dodgers fans got a little bit of a nice surprise from Bauer. Doing live facetime calls with fans on his YouTube channel, Bauer talked to some fans about the possibility of playing in Los Angeles throughout his career.
I look forward to playing for the Dodgers one day. I grew up out in Valencia, so I’d love to come home.
Dodgers fans have always gone back and forth on whether they wanted Bauer on the team or not, but his past offseason may have cemented those feelings. Bauer came out strongly against the Astros even before they were caught in their cheating scandal. And lately, Bauer has once again won over the hearts of fans by fighting for the players in the debates with owners.
Bauer is currently on a one-year deal with the Reds, something that he has liked to do in his eight-year career. For all Dodgers fans wondering, yes, he has been decently effective in the playoffs as well. Bauer has a thrown a combined 26 innings in the playoffs, with a 3.81 earned run average.
Bauer’s best year by far came in 2017 when he went 12-6 and pitched to a 2.21 ERA with a sparkling 2.44 FIP.