We’ve all been through our fair share of breakups. Unless you’re like 10…if that’s the case – thanks for reading and don’t rush it. Anyway, former Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer just got traded to the Cincinnati Reds. The Tribe got five players in return including Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes.
The right-hander currently sports a 9-8 record and a 3.79 ERA. Keep in mind that the Indians stunk for the beginning of the year and win/loss records in baseball can be misleading.
So Bauer does something that I don’t think has ever been done before. He goes to the following Indians game…as a fan. A fan of maybe the Astros? Regardless, he was at the ballpark.
The Indians won 10-4.
Bauer, as we all know, is quite the character. He has a strong personality, from launching balls over the center field wall or expressing his emotions on the diamond, Tribe fans were accustomed to it.
Bauer thinks differently. Not to mention, he’s a pretty damn good pitcher, hence the reason the Reds wanted him in the first place. The criticism he takes, I believe, is completely unfair.
This ticket he bought is close to the equivalent of breaking up with your girl or boyfriend, finding out where they are going out with a new date, going there and sitting in a corner with sunglasses and a hat on watching them.
Okay, maybe not so bad since he was in plain sight. But, you get the point.
I wish Trevor Bauer nothing but the best of luck. He described close friendships with friends on the team that he’ll miss when speaking to the media. It’s hard to get traded – for anyone.
The only exception is if the Indians face the Reds in the World Series. I hope we knock him for 10 runs in three innings.
With professional sports, there is always a chance that a player may get dealt. This isn’t anything new, besides Bauer attending the game after. As a fan, it’s hard to see him go (even though I’m excited for who we got in return). However, I know that winning comes first and the Indians Front Office did what is best for the team…for once.