Will New York Mets rumors about Trevor Bauer ever die? Eventually, he has to sign somewhere. Unfortunately for his credit card statement, nothing seems too imminent.
When it comes to Mets fans and their feelings about Bauer, there appear to be three camps. One doesn’t want to touch him at all. Another would continue on at the right price. Finally, there’s the smallest of the tribes. These are the people that want the Mets to sign him at whatever cost.
Bauer went into this offseason as possibly the best free agent available. A financial crunch followed by a number crunch of his own statistics, he remains unsigned into February.
The mighty Mets and their great fortune remain one of the top candidates to sign him. Meanwhile, nearly the rest of the league has gone sour on Bauer.
Mets rumors involving Bauer practically point to a tenure in Flushing
With 29 teams all but eliminated from the competition and the Mets sitting as the lone squad to give him an actual offer, it feels as if we will indeed see the reigning NL Cy Young winner pitch multiple times at Citi Field in 2021.
Aside from the Mets rumors, we have heard the Los Angeles Angels are no longer interested. In part, it’s thanks to our good old friend Mickey Callaway.
The two allegedly had such a bad relationship during their time with the Cleveland Indians that a reunion in Orange County, California is off the table. While this is a little speculative and some have pointed out that this may just be an excuse by Arte Moreno to not spend money, it doesn’t bode well for Angels fans hoping to land him.
There may be one team left that could give Bauer the kind of deal he’s looking for. The powerful Los Angeles Dodgers have always been a consideration. When it comes to highly paid free agents, this is almost always the case.
A Mets battle with Los Angeles
The Mets certainly seem to need Bauer more than the Dodgers do. This isn’t because the Dodgers are the defending champions and can take their foot off the pedal. They just seem to have more talented depth in their rotation than the Mets do.
The Mets can, however, survive well without Bauer. They made the moves to ensure this. It really now just comes down to how much they would like to improve the starting rotation.
And quite frankly, a lot of fans are feeling Bauer wouldn’t be much of an upgrade.
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Mets rumors involving Bauer have taken many twists and turns this offseason. The star pitcher will be one of the last big names to ink a deal. If all of the Mets rumors and whispers are true, there’s a very good chance we see him sitting right beside Jacob deGrom at some point this season.