Chicago White Sox: Dodgers are scary amidst Trevor Bauer signing

Vincent Parise
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch in the first inning during game two of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch in the first inning during game two of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox were mentioned a few times during the Trevor Bauer signing process. He was a free agent after winning the National League Cy Young in 2020. There are a lot of teams that were mentioned over the process and the White Sox made sense. Every team can use a starter like Bauer but the White Sox would go from World Series contenders to World Series favorites if they landed him. He even made a video about signing there so it felt possible early.

If the Chicago White Sox ever have to deal with the Dodgers, they are scary good.

It came down to two teams for Bauer. It was the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dodgers. There was a report that he had a deal with the Mets on Thursday night but that was quickly shut down. Early in the afternoon on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network announced that Bauer was in agreement with the Dodgers. It is a move that makes a very good team even better.

Let’s not forget, the Dodgers are the defending World Series Champions. Now, Bauer is going to join that team in the prime of his career after the best year of his life. That rotation includes Clayton Kershaw, Walker Buehler, Trevor Bauer, David Price, Dustin May, Julio Urias, and Tony Gonsolin. There are seven guys right there who can all get it done and give Los Angeles many options on how they handle them.

If the White Sox win the American League, there is a good chance that they are on the other side waiting from the National League. A lot of people will pick the San Diego Padres who are in the same division, but you can’t count out LA now. Those two foes will battle for that division title all season long.

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Hopefully, the White Sox are able to make it to the World Series and find out how they would fare. Their starting rotation, bullpen, and starting lineup aren’t half bad either so that would certainly be a fun matchup. Trevor Bauer is a great pitcher so it is good that if he isn’t going to the White Sox, he is off to the National League West.

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