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NY Mets Darkest Timeline: A bleak look at an alternative path

Jun 26, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) back in the dugout after giving up a run in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 26, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) back in the dugout after giving up a run in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 23, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (27) looks on after giving up a home run to San Diego Padres catcher Victor Caratini (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets sign Trevor Bauer and a mess ensues

Remember when we all wanted Trevor Bauer to sign with the Mets? Well, maybe not all of us. Eventually, many who liked him for his baseball abilities even began to turn when it became clear that he might not be the best personality to have on the roster.

It was an absolute mess on the day he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers with reports that he would actually go to the Mets. The excitement was brief. Bauer quickly became an enemy of the Mets State and has since become a swear word in the sport.

You know by now the kind of mess Bauer got himself into. I won’t speculate about his guilt or innocence because my knowledge of the law doesn’t go too far beyond the last ten minutes of true crime podcasts.

Nevertheless, I can comment on how things are going with Bauer in the darkest timeline for the Mets. Much like his time spent with the Dodgers in 2021, he pitches well only to face legal troubles midseason.

How does owner Alex Rodriguez handle this situation? Another formerly shunned baseball player but for entirely different reasons, does he hold his prized free agent signing accountable?

There is no good outcome with Bauer in any timeline—dark or otherwise.

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