The metaphorical MLB hot stove has sufficiently preheated, and it might soon be cooking at full force. So will we see some Trevor Bauer movement soon?
After a slow start to the offseason, things have heated up over the last few days and weeks. Francisco Lindor has been traded to the New York Mets. George Springer signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. A return to the Philadelphia Phillies is seeming increasingly likely for J.T. Realmuto.
And according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan and MLB Network’s Jon Heyman on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers are becoming a possibility for the 30-year-old.
This is not the biggest of surprises.
Bauer is from North Hollywood and played at UCLA . As a result, the Dodgers and Angels have been considered fringe candidates for him pretty much all offseason, though there’s been little in the way of legitimate rumors connecting him to either team.
That is, of course, until now.
Bauer won the Cy Young award last season with the Cincinnati Reds, posting a 5-4 record with a 1.73 ERA.