Referent Trevor Bauer Teil eines 9-Spieler-Trades

Der mit Spannung bei der DBV CONVENTION 2013 erwartete Pitcher Trevor Bauer war jüngst Teil eines 3-Teams-9-Spieler-Deal zwischen den Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians und Cinicinnati Reds. Im Austausch für den koreanischen Star Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo wurde der aktuell an Nummer 5 der Top 100 MLB Prospect Liste geführte Bauer zu den Cleveland Indians getraded. schreibt zum Trade über Bauer folgendes:

Bauer is widely recognized for his unorthodox throwing mechanics and conditioning routines. D-backs general manager Kevin Towers scoffed at the notion that his club dealt Bauer because of his rumored stubbornness when it comes to modifying those quirky habits. Bauer made four starts for the D-backs last year and posted a 12-2 record with a 2.42 ERA between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno. In 22 Minor League starts, he tallied 157 strikeouts in 130 1/3 innings.

„My gut is this kid is going to have a very good career,“ Towers said. „My hope is that this is a win-win for both sides with Cleveland and us. He was a tough guy to part with. We’ve got depth so that allowed us to make this sort of deal. For him, it’s always going to come down to fastball command for him. If the fastball command is there for him with the repertoire of pitches he has, there’s no doubt he’s going to be a successful big league pitcher.“