Dodgers fans are currently dying for their team to make a move after the Padres went on a spending spree. San Diego landed two huge names on the pitching market as well as the top international free-agent literally all within a matter of days.
One move that some Dodgers fans have been hoping to see is signing Trevor Bauer. The reigning Cy Young award winner is on the market and is expected to command a decent sized contract. The fact that Bauer has been hesitant to accept a long-term deal made fans in Los Angeles hopeful that the two sides could align on a short deal with a high annual average.
Unfortunately for fans that were hoping for Bauer, that doesn’t sound like it’s possible. The latest report coming from Jon Heyman suggests that Bauer is looking for a deal potentially in the 5-6 year range. Bauer is also reportedly looking for an annual average north of $36 million, which would top the current record set by Gerrit Cole.
If this is truly the length that Bauer is looking for, the Dodgers would likely back out of the bidding on Bauer. Andrew Friedman and the front office typically prefer to make moves that give them flexibility, and this would not be that, not by a long shot. But to be fair, Bauer later refuted this report from Heyman, saying that this was all new information to him.
Dodgers Starting Rotation
It looks like the Dodgers are heading into the 2021 season rolling with the guys that they have. If that’s truly the case, David Price being a contributor this season is going to be huge. Los Angeles will head into Spring Training with 3 of the 5 spots in the rotation locked down, with at least 5 very good arms competing for the remaining 2 spots.
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