With the pitching market heating up because of the San Diego Padres buying each Blake Snell and Yu Darvish this week, the Toronto Blue Jays proceed to do their due diligence and have checked in with the highest free-agent arm obtainable.
Trevor Bauer had a dialog with members of the Blue Jays’ teaching workers on Thursday, the right-hander confirmed in a video posted to his Twitter account.
“I’ve obtained a name with the Blue Jays, I’m going to examine in with them and speak to their pitching coach and high-performance coach and see what they’ve to supply. In order that’s transferring ahead,” Bauer mentioned.
Christmas in San Diego, calls with groups, FaceTimes with followers, Child Yoda, and naturally @Firststarlog! Watch the final vlog of 2020 right here https://t.co/o4tafBffCs pic.twitter.com/SCWQzNTyF5
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) December 31, 2020
Bauer gained the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award in 2020 after posting a career-best 1.73 ERA with 100 strikeouts in 73 innings for the Cincinnati Reds. He rejected the Reds’ qualifying supply earlier this low season, that means if he doesn’t return to Cincinnati, the buying group must give up draft-pick compensation.
As the one true ace in the marketplace, the 29-year-old is reported to be seeking a five- or six-year deal value round $200 million.
Toronto has been linked to plenty of the highest free brokers obtainable all through the low season, together with George Springer and DJ LeMahieu.