The Los Angeles Dodgers added the biggest free agent landing Trevor Bauer in early February.
Earlier on that decision day, “LFGM” merchandise that leaked, making it look like Bauer had joined the New York Mets. According to Luba, that mistake almost had Trevor Bauer about to sign with the New York Mets. Here is what
“I started getting screenshots at one point of a Linktree thing with the ‘LFGM.’ I don’t have any say control or anything to do with that stuff. That’s all Trevor’s marketing,” Luba said on the latest Barstool Sports podcast,Starting 9.
“We’re dealing with this, so I just shot off a text to Trevor. I was like, ‘Hey, have you seen this? What is this?’ And he was like, ‘What the f—k?’
“So we get on the phone with him and he was just like, ‘It’s f—king over, I’m done. Just call the Dodgers, it’s done. It’s going to be the other team. The Mets.’”
Luba added that a lot of Bauer’s decision had to do with not disappointing the fanbase after that mishap.
“I’ve known Trevor for a really long time, and I know I just like didn’t feel right about it,” she explained. “So I called him back, I said, ‘Listen, I need you to be honest with me. How you reacted just now, did that have anything to do with the merch thing going up and what just happened there?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, but I can’t do that to a fanbase. The decision has been made.’”
She then advised Bauer to go for a walk and leave his phone. Bauer returned and wanted to come to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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