Dodgers News: Trevor Bauer Donating To New York Non-Profit Organizations

With a quiet offseason winding to a close and free agency market that didn’t materialize as expected, Trevor Bauer came down to deciding between signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers or New York Mets.

Multiple reports over recent weeks indicated the Mets were the frontrunners for the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner. Last Thursday it was reported New York and Bauer had come to terms.

However, that was refuted minutes later, including from Bauer’s agent, Rachel Luba. She insisted two teams remained involved in the final stage. The following morning Bauer announced he had decided to sign with the Dodgers. Though, that was after Mets marketing materials were discovered on his website.

Terms of Bauer’s deal reportedly are three years and $102 million, and include opt outs after each of the first two seasons. Bauer’s $40 million salary this season will make him the highest paid player in MLB history, and he’s on track to hold that designation in 2022 with a $45 million salary.

After days of silence with respect to indications he was signing with the Mets, Bauer explained the mishap with his website, apologized to Mets fans and committed to make multiple donations to non-profit organizations in New York.

With Bauer the Dodgers arguably boast the best rotation in baseball and one that features three Cy Young Award winners. Julio Urias is expected to be the fifth starter, pushing Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May to the bullpen or swing roles.

Dodgers’ reaction to signing Bauer

Cody Bellinger and David Price were among those to share their excitement on social media after Bauer announced his decision. Blake Treinen offered a similar sentiment during an interview with MLB Network Radio.

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