The Trevor Bauer Discussion Needs Nuance – Rosie DiManno Used None of it

Barring an absolutely bizarre outcome, Trevor Bauer is going to win the Cy Young award this year in the National League, and rightfully so, as the 29-year-old was dominating in his short 2020 season.

A 1.73 ERA with a 36% K% and a 6.1% BB% while allowing 9 home runs in 73 innings is immaculate, and Bauer deserves to be recognized for those accomplishments. He is also a free agent this off-season, and if you’re reading this, you’re well aware that the Blue Jays, like virtually every team in baseball, have an acute need for high-end starting pitching. Naturally, there will be articles clamoring for the two to get together.
Rosie Dimanno of the Toronto Star kicked things off with one yesterday, but completely missed the mark. I won’t quote from the piece here, but go read it before continuing on in this article.
The article she wrote was just weird on many levels. From the title “The Blue Jays need Trevor Bauer, baseball’s outrage king. It’s a pitch worth making on so many levels”, one would think DiManno was prepared to address the real question of grappling with Bauer’s excellent on the field results but questionable morality off of …

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Author: Gideon Turk / Blue Jays Nation

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