Trevor Bauer might be headed to the Big Apple.
If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard many rumors regarding Trevor Bauer’s return to the Cincinnati Reds, that’s because they don’t exist. In fact, with the Reds front office pinching pennies recently, it’s debatable as to whether or not Sonny Gray will be in Cincinnati next season. As for Bauer, the NL Cy Young winner may be headed to New York City.
But, rather than joining the New York Yankees, as is often the case with some of the top free agents available each winter, Trevor Bauer is rumored to be very high on the New York Mets’ radar. According to Bob Klapisch of the Newark Star Ledger, the Mets are moving closer to a deal for either Bauer or George Springer.
According to Klapisch, New York Mets owner Steven Cohen prefers Springer, while new general manager Sandy Alderson would like to sign Bauer. There’s an outside chance that the Nets could sign both, as the Mets new owner is looking to turn his team into a contender.
If the Mets were to add Bauer to their starting staff, New York would lay claim to the past three Cy Young award winners. Mets ace Jacob deGrom took home the trophy in 2018 and 2019. New York is also home to All-Star pitchers Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard.
Adding Trevor Bauer would be a huge get for the New York Mets. Paring Bauer with deGrom would bring a phenomenal one-two punch to the Big Apple. Bauer led the league in ERA (1.73) and WHIP (0.795) while deGrom led the league in strikeouts (104).
It’s anyone’s guess where Bauer signs this offseason, but the New York Mets seem like a logical landing spot for the soon-to-be 30-year-old. Bauer has already praised the Mets new owner as brilliant and his agent, Rachel Luba, has said that her client is ready for a bigger stage.
All signs point Trevor Bauer signing with the Mets. That said, if New York decides to go with George Springer, Bauer may have to find another team who’ll be interesting in signing the right-hander. He won’t have to search very long.