Trevor Bauer’s agent tweeted about the Chicago White Sox earlier this week.
This past week has been a bit crazy for fans of Major League Baseball. The Cleveland Indians and New York Mets pulled off a huge trade that involved superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor. He is off to New York to try and help the Mets finally get out of mediocrity. This is a trade that makes the Cleveland Indians a worse baseball team so that really helps the Chicago White Sox and their quest to win a division title.
Well, this is the type of trade that gets the attention of just about everyone involved in baseball. That includes the best free-agent pitcher available, Trevor Bauer, and his agent, Rachel Luba. She tweeted about the fact that “basically the entire AL Central is giving up” and that some team should just go all-in on winning the division. If any team in the division had the means to do that it would be the Chicago White Sox.
Rachel mentioned that as she tweeted at the White Sox with a GIF about competition. She clearly sees them as a team with little competition in the division. With that said, could that mean that her client, Trevor Bauer, could want to come to the South Side? It would be a very good destination for him because of where he is at in his career and where the White Sox are as an organization.
Rachel Luba’s tweet might mean absolutely nothing as she and Bauer have been having fun with his free agency all offseason. They are making it fun for people to almost “recruit” him. Either way, it is fun to see them mention the White Sox because they are clearly a nice destination. Both sides would really benefit from adding a pitcher like that.
Bauer’s numbers in his career make him someone that is clearly worth spending a lot of money on. It would be perfect if it was like a three or four-year deal but we will see what happens. His most recent season, 2020, was the best of his career. He had a 1.73 ERA, 0.795 WHIP, and 100 strikeouts in 73.0 innings which earned him the National League Cy Young. It was an amazing season for him and it could not have come at a better time.
If Bauer came to the White Sox, as good as their rotation is, you would have to believe that he would automatically become their ace. Lucas Giolito might get the Opening Day start but even that isn’t a lock. Bauer is the better pitcher (for how long, we don’t know) but there is a certain respect for Giolito. Those two would certainly be at the top and Dallas Keuchel, Lance Lynn, Dylan Cease, and Michael Kopech would all have chances to round out the rotation. It might be a pipe dream, but you never know.