David Peterson was on the injured list on Friday, which coincided with a normal day for him, as you can find at the Mets Land. If he had been injured faster than the 2021 Mets, it would have been a devastating episode of “Gray Anatomy”.
The bright side was that they had to at least put Major League Baseball on administrative leave and not tolerate Major League Baseball.
Yes, Friday’s Trevor Bauer news had to leave the Mets because the 2020 National League winner Cy Young rejected their three-year, $ 105 million bid, resulting in a little more than the $ 102 million he received from the Dodgers. Hopefully, in addition to relief, they regretted that they were pursuing him aggressively, ignoring all the red flags around Bauer – the red flags that were so disturbing and less surprising to develop on Friday. For a year, they escaped a shooting in which they fired General Manager Jared Porter for his mistreatment of women.
Bauer is currently in a state of absurdity over allegations that he raped a woman while having sex with a couple at his home in Pasadena, California; the woman, under the penalty of a false certificate, demanded and received a temporary restraining order against Bauer. Worst of all, Bauer appears to have been sentenced to life in prison and soon to be suspended from MLB for a long time under domestic violence protocols. Fortunately, even if the 30-year-old is not somehow prosecuted and avoids other MLB problems, the situation will have a devastating effect on him and the Dodgers, who are well aware of Bauer’s previous behavior.
Before the Mets open the Metro series at Yankee Stadium on Friday, manager Luis Rojas discussed the key to keeping his club afloat during the storm of injuries: “I think there is a very good friendship in the clubhouse overall. We talk about the players and the problems they can look around and see the guys get injured, see new faces. The immediate leap of consciousness of the visible guys. They did a great job. … And it shows how good our family is. ”
Given this friendship, I asked Rojas to tell me his level of relief so as not to worry about Bauer’s legal matters.
“You know what I’m happy about? We signed with Taijuan Walker. I’m very happy about that, “said Rojas. “He has the ball [Friday night]. And he was one of those guys who … let us have that friendship. He’s just a celebrity. From the moment he first stepped into our clubhouse, he made that impact. And I’m very happy with that. I can’t talk about something that hasn’t been done or without a player. “
Pleasant direction and precision of the rojas. The Mets signed a two-year, $ 20 million contract with Walker, a contender to host the Star Game for the first time in their careers, only after they said goodbye to Bauer. If Wader didn’t fit well in his games with Bauer, who played so well for the Dodgers, he zeroed in on the public’s headaches and seemed to get along very well with his teammates, a man who has very little to storm Born. .
If he had been his manager, it wouldn’t have been easy anywhere to get rid of Rojas Bauer, and that’s because Steve Cohen and Sandy Alderson, who started harassing Bauer despite Porter being fired a few weeks ago and well aware of Bauer’s discomfort. for this is tripled. history. Other Mets players could also face questions about Bauer instead of enjoying the festivities of toughness.
It’s not their problem, thank goodness for them. However, listening to clear warnings and not relying on old beliefs that over-talent can alleviate excessive anxiety should be an important lesson.