Dodgers show they have no interest in winning this season by releasing Trevor Bauer
My Dodgers, who manage to choke every post season and have had a disastrous off-season, have released the 2020 Cy Young winner and a pitcher who who could have seriously helped our depleted rotation.
I’ll always be a Dodger fan, but my goodness does this front office do some head scratching moves that make you wonder who is calling the shots over there.
After Trevor Bauer was cleared of any wrong doing from sexual assault allegations and reinstated by MLB, The Dodgers have still decided to release Trevor Bauer. Bauer, the 2020 Cy Young award winner and a solid pitcher who could have have helped rejuvinate our depleated rotaion, was never formally charged with any crime, and has been guilty even after proven innocent in the eyes of the Dodgers organization from the beginning of all this.
The Dodgers will now pay Bauer $22 million this season, and the team that is fortunte enough to eventually sign him will only need to pay $750K. Knowing Bauer, it’s likely he will sign with the Giants or the Padres just so he can sitck it to us a few more times each season.
If the Dodgers see this as an out from bauer, that his antics outweigh what he will actually contribute to the team, that’s one thing. Did they overpay for him. I think you can easily make that argument. Especially seeing as he was using spider tact throughout his Cy Young winning 2020 season.
But if they’re releasing him over the alleged alligations that were proven to be false then they have some explaining to do on why Julio Urias is still on the roster, and why they are pursuing Aroldis Chapman. Both of whom have had history of domestic violence.
This move doesn’t make any sense to me, and if anyone can logically explain it, please do in the comments.
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