Throwing a baseball over the center field wall of Kauffman Stadium spelled the end of Trevor Bauer's tenure with the Cleveland Indians. Mere hours after the tirade, the Indians decided to cut bait and trade the right-hander to the Cincinnati Reds, of all teams.
With many stunned that a team like Cincinnati would pull the trigger on a player like Bauer, it did make a little sense, considering they were less than 10 games out of the NL Central Division lead at the time, and still control him for another season.
So that leaves the question: is Bauer upset about not being on a bonafide contender in Cleveland? The answer is no, apparently, as Bauer said on Sunday that he doesn't miss much about being in Cleveland and he's "a lot happier here" in Cincinnati.
He may be happier on this Reds team, but he certainly hasn't been playing up to his expected standards.
In his latest appearance on Sunday, Bauer surrendered eight runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings against the rather lowly Pittsburgh Pirates. In fact, that was his third straight loss.
To add further to his "whole lot happier" tenure with the Reds, in five total games, Bauer has accumulated a 1-3 record and a whopping 7.62 ERA.
While Trevor Bauer is apparently enjoying his stay in the Queen City, the Reds certainly can't be thrilled with their investment, considering what they gave up to acquire him. Safe to say, the Cleveland Indians are a "whole lot happier" without Bauer on the roster.