The Dodgers and their fan base would love to focus on an important series against the Nationals this weekend in DC. They would also love to be excited about the opportunity to visit the White House over the weekend to celebrate their 2020 World Series win. But a dark cloud has been cast over the entire organization this week.
A pending assault investigation into Trevor Bauer rocked the Dodgers fanbase this past week. The details of the case are still coming out, and they’re very difficult to read through. Out of concern for our readers, we will not be posting those details here.
But the expectation was that Bauer would not make his scheduled start for the Dodgers on Sunday. Given the circumstances, it would make sense for the organization to at least skip his turn in the rotation. But as Dave Roberts revealed on Thursday, that’s not the plan.
I’m in the position of following the lead of Major League Baseball. Their recommendation for us is that he was our scheduled Sunday starter and to move foward and have him start that game. For me to try and read into anymore outside of what they have advised me and us to do. I just choose to follow their lead.
Dodgers fans did not react well to the news given that Bauer is currently under investigation. It seems like it would be a simple decision to not have him pitch on Sunday. Regardless, the team sounds like they are choosing to throw him out there.
They could still presumably choose to not pitch him on Sunday. Under MLB’s policy, it does not seem like that would be a clear violation. We’ll see what direction they go this weekend.
Dave Roberts says Trevor Bauer’s status out of Dodgers hands, following the lead of MLB