Today is the big day; possibly. After many months of New York Mets rumors involving Trevor Bauer, today could be the one where he finally signs a deal with our beloved club.
The will they/won’t they is on-par with Ross and Rachael. Bauer and the front office have traded compliments but no action has taken place.
If you throw all of the Mets rumors into a blender, you come out with the belief that Friday, February 5, 2021, is Judgment Day for this long-awaited signing.
What the Mets rumors say about Trevor Bauer
On February 4, your evening might have been filled with Mets rumors about Bauer’s future in baseball. Bob Nightengale reported the Mets and Bauer have a deal. No one else seemed to agree on social media which begs the question: who is this source Nightengale seems to have exclusive rights to?
Nightengale has an obvious “out” with this tweet. Not all deals have to be written or involve a contract. Perhaps the deal he was referring to is about the player and team deciding to not proceed.
While there is no deal in place as of the morning of February 5, Jon Heyman does reveal a look at what the contract could be. Per Heyman, it is “believed to” have three years and $100 million attached to it. Likely, it also has an opt-out after the first season.
It all began shortly before 3pm when Fansided’s Robert Murray reported the Mets and Bauer were “in talks.” From there, we got regular updates throughout the evening. Bauer’s agent Rachel Luba even chirped in and made it known that the Bauer Royal Rumble was down to two teams. The belief was that the Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers were the two.
The Mets offseason has been full of speculation, interest in just about every human that has thrown a baseball, and much more positivity than usual—at least on the side of the roster construction. There have been bumps along the way. Signing Bauer would be the cherry on top of a superb offseason. We entered believing the Mets needed to sign at least one of the top five free agents. Bauer would be it.
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Even though many Mets fans have soured on Bauer either for his performance or personality, there’s no doubt he can make the team better. Today, hopefully, we finally get our answer as to whether or not he’ll be in orange and blue next season.