The saga is almost over.
After a hectic and wild offseason, it appears Trevor Bauer is nearing his decision. The biggest pitcher left on the market is rumored to be choosing between two teams, the Mets and Dodgers.
His agent tweeted this earlier.
Down to 2️⃣— Rachel Luba (@AgentRachelLuba) February 4, 2021
The Dodgers are indeed the other team still vying for Trevor Bauer, via sources. They have the advantage of being his hometown team and also the World Series champion. Should be an interesting battle that’s expected to be settled within 24 hours.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 4, 2021
The #Mets are the current favorite to sign Trevor Bauer, one source with knowledge of the @MLB pitching market said in the last hour. @ByRobertMurray reported earlier today that Bauer and the Mets are in talks. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 4, 2021
Of course, these are all just rumors until he signs. Nobody knows what the offers he has received are, and nobody knows what Bauer is truly looking for. If I were to guess, he’ll (most likely) be receiving more money and years if he were to go to New York. If he were to go to the Dodgers, my guess is it will be for no more than two years. Maybe a one-year deal that will set the AAV record.
Bauer is a local kid, as he was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended UCLA for college. Coming back home seems like it would be at the top of his list, but it’s unclear as to how much of a home discount he’d be willing to take.
It looks like his decision could come either today or tomorrow, so get ready.
This is reportedly the Mets’ offer to Bauer.
Mets are offering Bauer a 3 year deal with an opt out after year 1.— Evan Roberts (@EvanRobertsWFAN) February 4, 2021
3-years, $93 mill— Pat Ragazzo (@ragazzoreport) February 4, 2021
$37M in 2021 with an opt-out