Another day, and another piece of information connecting Trevor Bauer to the Dodgers. But unlike the reports from the rest of this offseason, this comes directly from a player on the team.
Walker Buehler made an appearance on Dodgers Talk with David Vasegh this week to talk about the offseason. Among the topics to come up was Bauer and his free agency. Bauer has been vocal in the past about how good of a pitcher he thinks Walker is, especially on his Youtube channel.
Buehler was asked if he and Bauer do know each other well. He went on to say that not only do they know each other, but that he wants Bauer playing for the Dodgers in 2021.
I know Trevor a fair amount and have gotten along with him well when we’ve been around each other. And I think it’s hard to say that we wouldn’t want that guy around. It was an amazing year last year and we hope finds his way, I hope he finds his way into blue. But obviously, it’s a little bit above my pay grade.
A Dodgers rotation consisting of Buehler and Bauer somewhere near the top would be wild to watch. From a pure pitching standpoint, the conversations alone would probably be incredible. But every baseball fan knows that Bauer comes with the baggage, including a history of online harassment.
If the Dodgers were to be in on Bauer, they would likely have to top the New York Mets. New York is reportedly the only team to make a legitimate offer to Bauer in his free agency.
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