While Trevor Bauer was born and bred a lot closer to Los Angeles than Anaheim, he would still be a lot closer to him than Cincinnati or Cleveland ever were for him. Trevor Bauer was born in North Hollywood and attended Hart High School in Santa Clarita. He possesses the overall Hollywood persona with a larger than life figure, a budding media enterprise at his fingertips, and his overall demeanor. He is a bulldog on the mound and a very driven individual off of it. Simply put, he has ambitions outside the game of baseball and has been very vocal about them.
Who wouldn’t want to be closer to home? The family is closer. The friends can drive to see your starts. You might even get a home cooked meal or two. None of those have ever really been possible for Bauer and the Angels would allow him that opportunity.
Given the obvious rotation need for Bauer’s services, it could be something of a give and take relationship that might not last longer than one year. Still, the need is obvious and Bauer could slot alongside Shohei Ohtani and Dylan Bundy as the spearheads of a rotation that only gets deeper with his addition.