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MLB Insider Predicts Trevor Bauer Signs with the Dodgers! Should LA Make the Move?



MLB insider Ken Rosenthal appeared on Jomboy’s “Talkin’ Baseball” podcast and boldly predicted the Los Angeles Dodgers will sign Trevor Bauer in free agency. While it was only a “guess” by Rosenthal, we discuss the possibility of the 2020 Cy Young award winner joining the reigning champion Dodgers.

Plus, we assess Trevor Bauer’s value and if he would be willing to sign a short term deal if it meant competing for a World Series title.

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We’ve already gone through some of the Bauer chatter, but maybe this short term deal rekindles some interest from the Dodgers. So far this offseason, the rumors for the LA native have been thin. Could Trevor’s market possibly be feeling the effects of the covid season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Sign him for 2 to 4 years, and come close to guaranteeing several more WS titles.

    A Dodger dynasty would be really nice–revenge for all the disappointments, cheating and near misses.

    Dodger fan since 1944

    • yes it would sir! we are almost there.

      dodger fan since watching my first world series in 1953.

    • Another day, another expert. Two year max contract. We still need to sign our own upcoming FAs. Seager needs to be re-signed now. If you hook Bauer for multiple years, you have to let someone go to make room under the cap in the future, like Bellinger. One year would work best for the Dodgers. But Bauer just won the Cy. He’d be crazy not to capitalize on it with a long term, big money, career setting contract. He could also put in opt outs that achieve any flexibility requirements. I’d love to see Bauer in blue. But my advice to him would be to sign a big contract with the Mets, and join another guy, Jake DeGrom, who knows something about Cy’s too. The Mets would become instant contenders. The Dodgers have one big long term contract in Mookie. And he’s worth every penny. But he should probably be the only one. Everything else needs to be shorter, or less money.

      • The cap is total BS for the Dodgers. They have billions upon billions of dollars. They can go over for many years and bring a real dynasty here. Like Ken said we have a lot of making up to do, all those yankee losses, 32 years of nothing, and of course the cheaters. Let’s get 4 more and tie the cardinals where we belong

  2. certainly bauer would be a huge add to the staff but the dodgers are long on quality starting pitching. the dodger staff led the majors in wins, era, whip, baa, bb, oba, and 2nd in hr, and 3rd in hits. that doesn’t sound like a team that’s looking for starters. we have 6 of em and all top tier or will be soon. friedman’s style is to mix in all stars with phenom prospects to keep the payroll in line. it’s got us one of the best organizations in sports and envy of every team in the majors. wrapping up justin turner, getting a quality bullpen piece, and hopefully lemahieu at 2nd is what it would take to get to another world series. i don’t see any deal for bauer as filling any hole…..just gravy. but hey, it’s not my money.

    • Concur for the most part here, Randal. The one thing is the need to solve hitting against good LHP, which is one reason why Freidman wants another RHB. Even though Dodgers won Ws in game 6. We saw what took place against Blake Snell. So besides another BP arm, the hitting against LHP needs to be addressed. It’s why the roster should not become over loaded with LHB.

  3. Concur for the most part here, Randal. The one thing is the need to solve hitting against good LHP, which is one reason why Freidman wants another RHB. Even though Dodgers won Ws in game 6. We saw what took place against Blake Snell. So besides another BP arm, the hitting against LHP needs to be addressed. It’s why the roster should not become over loaded with LHB.

  4. dodgers not long on starters,gongsolan, & may are not good starters get 2 more and move may, gon to bp.

    • May needs another pitch to compliment 102 mph. He is young so he needs time. Getting 2 starters is not possible since there are holes in the bullpen, you need a platoon for Pollock (.102 splits), resign JT, decide about Lux and replace KiKi. check and mate

  5. Pull the Trigger and Make the Deal on Bauer! Spend the CASH, resign Turner and trade or buy a BIG RIGHTHAND BAT! Early Christmas GIFT!

    • My pick for a right-handed bat is either D.J. LeMahieu or Kris Bryant, who would be the same price as Turner(15-20M), allowing us to resign Turner as a DH, and are better hitters and fielders than him. With Bauer, our rotation would look like this- 1. Kershaw 2. Bauer 3. Buehler 4. Price 5. Urias. And with one of the right handed bat, our lineup would be
      1. Mookie Betts
      2. Corey Seager
      3. Kris Bryant/D.J. LeMahieu
      4. Cody Bellinger
      5. Max Muncy
      6. Justin Turner
      7. A.J. Pollock
      8. Chris Taylor
      9. Will Smith.

      Best lineup and rotation in MLB. Every starter and hitter has either been an all-star or has not played a full season. We also need a bullpen arm- Brad Hand?

      • Kris Bryant a better hitter than JT? He hit .206 in 2020. Also there is currently no plans for a DH in the National League in 2021.

  6. As I have suggested before and reiterate I do not believe we should count on Price. He may again opt out and certainly missing a season at his age does not help. He wasn’t that great his last year in Boston his last year. Bauer would keep us ahead of all other moves other teams make. If he is willing for a 1-3 year contract it seems a no brainer. To trade for a pitcher would cost a lot of young talent and could better better served going after a RH batter. There are sufficient relievers n the market that no trade is needed in that arena
    Dodger fan since 1940. Imagine the thrill of a 7 year old talking to Ducky Medwick, the Dodger left fielder at the time

  7. Best to leave Bauer alone. Too risky. Personality could be a problem. The guy once missed a postseason start because of a drone. His teammates must have loved that one. Plus his contract would prevent us from keeping one of our own stars. We don’t want to be known as a team who buys championships like the yankees. We should spend like a big market team but not lead baseball every year.

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