The Trevor Bauer sweepstakes has narrowed to two teams. Bauer’s agent, Rachel Luba shared a vague, but simple message regarding her client’s options on Thursday.
Bauer, who turned 30 last month, has not agreed to a deal with the Mets just yet, the New York Daily News confirmed Thursday evening. The 2020 NL Cy Young winner could make a decision as soon as Friday.
WFAN’s Ed Coleman called into the “Carton & Roberts” show saying: “I think the Mets are very close and the one thing I think that separates. The Mets are willing to offer an opt out after one year and apparently the Dodgers, if they’re the other team, are not willing to do that.”
The Mets were thought to have offered Bauer a three-year deal worth more than $90 million, according to Coleman. Another report suggested the deal was three years and worth close to $100 million.
Those numbers, however, might also be too low. Another report suggested the offer was worth three or four years and $30 million a year, so about $90-$120 million depending on the length of the contract.
If he goes to the Dodgers, he’ll have the benefit of playing for his hometown team. Which also happens to be the reigning World Series champions, gunning to keep that title another year.
The Mets, however, “are increasingly confident that they will sign Trevor Bauer,” according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.