Bauer remains Bauer stays!
The professional baseball draft conference was held Oct. Oct. On October 26th On October 26, this word was trending on X (formerly Twitter) because DeNA selected fielder Takateru Tokai (ENEOS) with the first overall pick. ENEOS), a fielder, with the first pick. What in the world does this mean?
It is said that Shota Imanaga, who pitched in the final game of the WBC, is going to challenge for a major league job, In ’20, he won the Cy Young Award. Trevor Bauer, who won the Cy Young Award in 2008, is likely to be transferred. Despite this, the first pick is a fielder. There was speculation, especially among Bay Stars fans, that the team took a fielder instead of a pitcher because they had succeeded in keeping Bauer and he would stay with the team.
In fact, it is not impossible that he will stay, and DeNA would be a very comfortable team for Bauer. DeNA is a team that is very accommodating to Bauer’s needs, such as allowing him to pitch four days in a row in the major leagues and streaming video during practice sessions. Salary 1 billion yen If Imanaga uses the posting system to move to the Majors, the money from the transfer can be used as funds.
Allegations of assault on a woman cast a shadow
While frequently out of action due to injury 10 Wins in 10 games with a 76.7% winning percentage2.76 Bauer is an indispensable asset to DeNA. However, Bauer has not stated that he will stay with the team. He has three priorities for the team he will play for next season. He has three priorities for the team he will play for next season: to win a championship, to win an individual title, and to please a large number of fans.
Bauer would love to return to the majors. But In May 2009, he was accused of assaulting a woman. In May 2009, he was accused of assaulting a woman, 324 games (later reduced to 194 games). This year October Although he reached a settlement with the woman in October of this year, his impression is still quite poor and it will be difficult for him to return to baseball at an early date. It is very likely that he will remain in the Japanese baseball world.
If he were to leave DeNA, SoftBank would be the most likely candidate to move on, as one of the reasons they have failed to win a championship for three consecutive years is the absence of an absolute ace. Bauer, who is full of fighting spirit, would be a good choice for the job. SoftBank, with its strong financial resources, will have an advantage in the money game in terms of money,” said a reporter for a sports newspaper.
However, after losing in the first stage of this season’s Climax Series, it is questionable whether SoftBank is the “team that can aim for the championship,” as Bauer suggests. A surprising team has also been mentioned as a possible destination.
It is the Orix who won the Pacific League this season. The Orix are considered to be a pitching kingdom, but there is a strong possibility that their ace, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, will challenge for a major league contract this offseason, and the lack of starting pitching is a concern for next season. The Orix, who have won the league championship three years in a row, are definitely a ‘team that can win the championship’ and can easily win individual titles. The Orix, who have won the league championship three years in a row, are definitely a team that can win a championship, and they can easily win an individual title.
Will he stay or move on? The battle for Bauer has begun behind the scenes.
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