“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.
Juan Toribio at MLB.com 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.
- Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register wrote about how Andrew Friedman wouldn’t rule out a Justin Turner reunion.
- More from Jorge Castillo’s recent visit to Texas in the Los Angeles Times: Clayton Kershaw on MLB teams not trying to win, and a lot more.
- Patrick Dubuque at Baseball Prospectus offered a unique perspective on the designated hitter argument: “Specialization is, at its root, a collective action problem: It creates results that no one wants, but that everyone has incentive to further along.”