After hearing what Trevor Bauer is looking for this offseason, the Angels could be the perfect new home for the reigning CY Young winner.
Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has given a free agency-update on Sunday, via his latest Youtube video. The reigning NL CY Young winner listed some deciding factors in choosing his new team for the upcoming season. If the Angels weren’t already subscribed to Bauer’s channel, they should be.
Los Angeles desperately needs some depth in their starting rotation. Signing a player like Bauer gives them not just another right-handed arm, but one of the best pitchers in baseball who would be the ace of their staff.
Bauer Statistics Last Three Seasons:
- 2018: (27 starts) (12-6, 2.21 ERA) 175.1 IP 11.4 K/9 (All-Star)
- 2019: (34 starts) (11-13, 4.48 ERA) 213.0 IP 10.7 K/9
- 2020: (11 starts) (5-4, 1.73 ERA) 73.0 IP 12.3 K/9 (NL CY Young)
Last month Bauer posted a video listing the Angels as his No.1 free agent fanbase. The North Hollywood native said he was impressed with the fans who have been pushing hard to bring him back home.
Will it be enough for Bauer and new GM Perry Minasian to come to a mutual agreement? That remains to be seen, but connecting with a fanbase as strong as the Angels is one of the factors Bauer is taking into account this offseason.