Trevor Bauer may be one of the most unappreciated pitchers in Major League Baseball. No matter if you like him or not, it’s safe to say that he loves that title and does not care what people think about him. Trevor is fully aware of what he is doing and he loves the attention he receives from his haters and his supporters.
Trevor Bauer Does Not Care About What You Think About Him
Some critics say that his act is very repetitive and boring. Many fans despise him and no matter what he does, one’s opinion may never change about him. Some haters will never respect but he shows it on the field as he has changed over the years.
Trevor Bauer was the third overall pick of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He made his major league debut on June 28, 2012, and was later involved in a three-team deal in 2013 that sent him to the Cleveland Indians. Bauer was a vital part of the Cleveland Indians’ World Series as they lost in a seven-game series against the Chicago Cubs.
Trevor Bauer certainly had his crazy moments in his career. After giving up a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth to second baseman Nicky Lopez of the Kansas City Royals, Terry Francona came out of the dugout for a pitching change. Bauer got angry and threw a heater over the centerfield wall.
Trevor Bauer also is very straightforward and says what he needs to say on Twitter. He accused the Houston Astros of cheating and went after a few other baseball players, especially Gerrit Cole who had a back and forth war on Twitter. Bauer also had to put out an apology to the New York Mets fans as he had an online store where it sold Mets merchandise but ultimately signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bauer Is What the MLB Needs
When looking at Trevor Bauer’s career statistics, he has an 80-67 record, a 3.80 ERA, and a 1.24 WHIP. If you blur out his name on his career log, many baseball fans who quickly skim his career statistics may think that Bauer is an average pitcher as he had a couple of seasons where his ERA was over 4. Critics believe that the “Mickey Mouse CY Young” was a fluke and even scouts stated that he needed to prove himself after receiving the highest Average Annual Value (AAV) in MLB history this past offseason.
At UCLA, the Bruins lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2010 NCAA Championship Series. Again the Cleveland Indians lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series. When the Dodgers were in a skid, Bauer stated
“I’m pissed, personally. I frickin’ hate losing. I want to win, that’s why I came here, and we’re just not playing up to our capability right now,” said Bauer (per MLB.com), who allowed two runs over six innings.
Bauer may not be your typical athlete, but love him or hate him, he is one competitive athlete. It seems like Bauer does not care if he gets his respect or not because he proves his doubters wrong on the mound. This season, Bauer is currently 5-3 with a 2.07 ERA and has a 0.82 WHIP.
As a Mets fan who wished Bauer signed the Mets this season, Bauer is great for baseball. He reminds me of a little mix of Alex Rodriguez who received a lot of hate during his career and Bryce Harper who has his fair share of interactions and hate.
This is great for baseball because he is constantly in the social media loop because he loves to fight back due to his competitive spirit. He also loves the attention as he has his own YouTube channel and works closely with Momentum. Also, joining the World Series Champions, Los Angeles Dodgers, made him compare to being the Kevin Durant of baseball, which bothers a lot of fans.
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