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Trevor Bauer, the top pitcher on the free agent market this offseason, has been making use of his social media presence this winter to encourage fans to make their pitch to him.

So far this month he’s solicited fans of the Padres, Red Sox, Nationals, Yankees, Blue Jays and Orioles, and on Tuesday morning he invited Angels fans (and Dodgers fans, for that matter) to sell their teams to him.

Many of the responses, which totaled about 2,800 in the first four hours, were straightforward pleas for baseball reasons, including the chance to play with Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, Shohei Ohtani. Some cited Manager Joe Maddon. Others touted the Southern California weather and the beaches.

A few were slightly more creative, though, including citing Bauer’s perceived bad blood toward the Houston Astros.

Or even another perk of living in California…

This fan even appealed to Bauer’s well-known off-field interests.


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1 hour ago, Blarg said:

Look, Bauer, either you want to pitch for a team because you like the organization, location, chance to reach the post season or whore out for money. We can't make that decision for you. Whatever your choice is we are either cheering for you or for a beat down. In the end, that's the best the fans can offer. 

You've really become angry man. 

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I'm wondering why no one just responded with, "Mike Trout."

I mean that ends the conversation and seals the deal, right? There's no need to go into further detail than that. People start talking weather, the Astros, Rendon and Ohtani, being a local guy etc... Yeah that's all great and everything.....but 


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Dylan BundyBen Margot/Associated Press

Potential 2021 Rotation

1. Trevor Bauer
2. Dylan Bundy
3. Andrew Heaney (L)
4. Griffin Canning
5. Jaime Barria

The Los Angeles Angels came up short in their run at signing Gerrit Cole last offseason, settling for Dylan Bundy and Julio Teheran as the big additions to a middling rotation.

Bundy emerged as the staff ace, while Griffin Canning and Andrew Heaney both turned in solid seasons, providing a solid foundation for a good starting rotation if L.A. can find a bona fide ace.

Bauer is that ace.

Ideally, the Angels would find a long-term solution, but they can't afford to squander another year of Mike Trout's prime. They have the money to sign Bauer to an enormous one-year deal, and that would immediately vault them into contention in the AL wild-card picture.

With a new general manager incoming after the firing of Billy Eppler, it's going to be a big offseason for the organization.

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