NY Mets Darkest Timeline: A bleak look at an alternative path
By Tim Boyle
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.