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Trevor Bauer’s opening press conference with the Dodgers

Bauer’s three-year contract became official on Thursday

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As manager Dave Roberts looks on, Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer answers questions at his introductory press conference at Dodger Stadium on February 11, 2021.
Photo credit: Jon SooHoo | LA Dodgers

Trevor Bauer and the Dodgers finalized his three-year, $102 million contract on Thursday, then introduced the pitcher at Dodger Stadium. Here are several reactions from that press conference:

“A lot of people have told me, ‘If you can play for the Dodgers, you should. It’s first class, the best that I’ve ever experienced,’” Bauer said Thursday. Beth Harris at the Associated Press recapped his introduction in Los Angeles.

Trevor Bauer’s contract shouldn’t jeopardize the Dodgers’ long-term future, says Jorge Castillo at the Los Angeles Times.

Bauer chose the Dodgers to win a World Series, writes Jack Harris at the Los Angeles Times.

Juan Toribio at wrote about Bauer’s “surreal moment” joining the Dodgers.

Jim Alexander at the Orange County Register wrote about Dodgers fans “who are queasy at best about his addition to the roster.”

Alden Gonzalez at ESPN wrote about Bauer’s commitment “to be better.”

Molly Knight at The Athletic offered what she thought Bauer could have said on Thursday in response to questions about his past online harassment.

Jayson Stark at The Athletic compared Bauer’s impact to three other big pitching moves this offseason.

Chelsea Janes at the Washington Post wrote about Bauer’s unorthodox Dodgers introduction.

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