Trevor Bauer, 32, a right-handed pitcher trying to return to the major leagues, seems to have hit a wall. After meeting with several major league teams, he’s been met with a cold shoulder. He has expressed a desire to play for his former team, the Cincinnati Reds, but they have said they are not interested in signing him. Cincinnati isn’t the only major league club with a similar attitude.
According to Japanese media, no clubs have mentioned Bauer so far. There is speculation that he may not be able to return to the major leagues and will be forced to play in Japan next season. “Bauer has said that a return to the major leagues is the best option, but Japan and Korea are also options, but if that doesn’t happen, Japan is the next best option.
The Yokohama BayStars removed Bauer from the disabled list last week after his one-year contract ended. If he can’t find a team in the majors, they’re going to try to sign him. 카지노사이트킴 He said he would make an offer that no other team could. This means offering something other than salary.
After failing to find a major league team
Bauer signed with Yokohama in March for $4 million (including incentives). That’s top-tier by Nippon Professional Baseball standards, but not by major league standards. Bauer signed a three-year, $102 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2020 season.
He is a former Cy Young Award winner with a career record of 82 wins (69 losses – 3.79 ERA). In the highly regarded Nippon Professional Baseball, he went 10-4 with a 2.76 ERA in 19 appearances this season. Despite missing time last year, he made it clear that he is competitive.
His resume and stats alone are enough to make him a contender.
Bauer is no ordinary player. In 2021, he was accused of sexual assault and served a suspension. His then-team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, decided to release him and he missed the entire season last year. During the season, he settled with the accuser financially and was cleared of any legal issues.
However, the team has to be conscious of fans who are extremely negative about Bauer. While some players have expressed sympathy for Bauer, there is a disconnect with public opinion.
Case in point.
SoftBank Hawks closer Roberto Osuna has given up on returning to the major leagues and is seeking a long-term contract. Osuna, a former major league saves leader, was effectively banned from the major leagues due to domestic violence issues. He played in the Mexican League before moving to Nippon Professional Baseball last season. In 49 games this year, he posted a 3-2 record, 12 shutouts, 26 saves, and a 0.92 ERA.
In 2020, with Cincinnati, he went 5-4 with a 1.73 ERA in 11 games. Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award that season, which was shortened due to COVID-19. Two of his five wins were complete games.
Bauer was recognized in Yokohama as a passionate competitor. He pitched every five or six days in the major leagues, giving every game his all. On Aug. 3 against the Hiroshima Carp, 스포츠토토사이트 he threw 123 pitches into the 10th inning, allowing four hits and striking out five. In June, he went 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four games and was named the monthly MVP.
Bauer thanked the fans at the recent Yokohama Fan Fest with a video message.