2020 NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer and his agent were in Denver for a “work trip” a few days ago, which puzzled many Colorado Rockies on social media.
2020 NL Cy Young award winner Trevor Bauer and his agent, Rachel Luba were in Denver recently for a “work trip,” which fueled some speculation on social media on whether or not Bauer and Luba had a meeting with the Colorado Rockies on possibly signing him.
While we don’t officially know if they did meet or not, the Rockies could use Bauer as an integral piece for their starting rotation, as could all of the other 29 teams. As with any player, there would be some pros and cons for signing with an organization from both the player’s and team’s perspective.
While there are more than five reasons that the Rockies should sign Bauer, let’s discuss, in no particular order, the top five reasons why the Rockies should sign him.
Signing Bauer would give them more pitching depth
It’s been the Rockies main problem on the pitching front: depth. With signing him, Ryan Castellani would likely slide to the bullpen or develop more in Albuquerque as would Chi Chi Gonzalez and Antonio Santos, each of which started at least one game for the Rockies in 2020.
The Rockies have already addressed the depth issue some this offseason by acquiring Robert Stephenson for the bullpen from Cincinnati in exchange for Jeff Hoffman. They also signed Dereck Rodriguez (former Giants pitcher and son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez), selected a pitcher from the Dodgers in the Rule V draft, and traded for minor league pitcher Yoan Aybar, who can also play the outfield as well.
They still would want to address their depth more (as they say, “you can never have too much pitching”) but signing Bauer would be a good start to adding more depth.