After a marvelous campaign that saw him win the National League Cy Young award, Trevor Bauer is on the open market free to sign with any team that he would like to.
Bauer, the most outspoken player in the major leagues, has teased multiple cities as potential destinations. On his Twitter account, he posted a plane ticket with Boston as the destination, took a picture outside Minute Maid Park where the Astros play (that was to troll them though) and in regards to Toronto, he said this:
That was in response to MLB Network stating how Toronto “pops out” as a realistic landing spot for the NL Cy Young winner.
In his Cy Young winning season, he went 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA with 100 strikeouts over 41 hits given up in 73 innings pitched.
In his career, he’s 75-64 with a 3.90 ERA over 205 games (195 starts) with 1,279 strikeouts over 1,051 hits given up in 1,190 innings pitched.
He previously stated that he’s only willing to take one year deals as a free agent, but that statement has since been retracted by his agent.
If Bauer were to sign with the Blue Jays, it would do wonders for the franchise. He would make the rotation along with the whole team so much better and would also turn the organization into a potential immediate World Series contender.
Anthony Castrovince of mlb.com has Bauer signing with the Jays and reuniting with former teammate Francisco Lindor as well.