Trevor Power, a man known more for his social media activism than promotion, may have just indicated his fate for the 2022 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Last year, shortly after his right-hand man was placed on MLB administrative leave, shortly after the sexual assault charges were laid, the Dodgers did everything they could to remove his trace from the franchise. They called off his bobble-headed night six weeks ago. They no longer have any of his equipment for sale in the team stores. The players, coaches, and front office did their best not to clarify Power’s position whenever asked.
Now, the assumption among baseball insiders is that Power will be suspended throughout 2022 once the league completes its investigation (which coincides with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office) and then the Dodgers will release him in 2023 and eat the $17 million they owe. him for this season.
And Power appears to have taken a step toward suggesting that his reality may well be as we approach the anticipated start of the season (can the lockdown ever come to an end, please?).
Trevor Bauer has removed the mention of Dodgers from his social media accounts.
We don’t know exactly when this happened, but it certainly happened recently, because many fans have been wondering why Bauer still has any mention of the team on his Twitter/Instagram accounts because it was a foregone conclusion that he would never promote L.A. again.
As of Thursday, his Twitter bio reads “For the People” (plus his name is in Japanese for a reason?) and his Instagram bio says “Mickey Mouse” winner Cy Young, MLB All-Star, Youtuber and the only person in the world to be drowned out by @esim3400.” No more “Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.”
So much for that “hint” back in the Dodgers about a week ago.
However, this didn’t stop him from pretending to be friends with people he might not have met before.
“Rush”. Well dude.
However, there is one thing to consider here. Dodgers are not allowed to contact Bauer due to the shutdown, so we can pretty much guarantee that there will be no talks about his future with the organization amid the ongoing investigation. Maybe he saw the writing on the wall? Maybe he’s tired of people asking him what’s going to happen in 2022?
Either way, pair that with ongoing speculation from many respected insiders, and we think we can safely assume what might happen to the worst signing in Dodgers history next season.