Trevor Bauer
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After being on the market for quite some time, Trevor Bauer has now joined the Los Angeles Dodgers.

First reported by Jon Heyman

The agreement has been made! The deal will be for three years worth $102 million, with opt-outs after the first and second years. This next year, Bauer will make $40 million. If he accepts the second year, he’d make $45 million. Making him the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball, surpassing deGrom’s $36 million.

Bauer, played for the Cincinnati Reds last year. In the 2020 shortened season, he had the best year of his career. Finishing with a 5-4 record, 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, 100 strikeouts, and 17 walks.

Opposing batters hit .159 against him, which led all major league pitchers.

This means, for him to lose four games, the Reds had a terrible offense. Now, after declining the qualifying offer, the Reds will get a compensatory pick. Trevor Bauer, will be joining the Dodgers, who have a good team.

With the addition, how much better will the Dodgers be?
They have some competition in the NL West now with the San Diego Padres getting better this off-season.

The Dodgers rotation will now look something like this:

Trevor Bauer, Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw, David Price, Dustin May.

There is no exact order to that, but those are the five that would be in the rotation. Making this a top rotation in baseball.

A lot of teams have gotten better this off-season including the St. Louis Cardinals. They just traded for Nolan Arenado.

With Spring Training 22 days away, the Dodgers are looking like they could repeat as champions.

At the prime of his career, this was a good decision for Bauer, to join up with a team that is not afraid of a little competition.

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