Just stop. "The guy was screwed by MLB and was never found guilty." He was not screwed by MLB. He also doesn't have to be found guilty of anything, in fact, there doesn't even have to be charges filed. Go take a look at the the MLB policy regarding this. He wasn't convicted of anything, neither was O.J. Simpson. You okay with them dating some woman in your family?JollyRoger8 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:42 pm Trevor Bauer has stated that he is willing to play for the league minimum. He would like incentive clauses if teams were willing to add those.
If ever there was a cheap high reward pitcher the Pirates should sign immediately it is Bauer. The guy was screwed by MLB and was never found guilty. If he turns into a clubhouse cancer then they can drop him without a big hit to the payroll. I would bet that he would be extremely careful not to cause any issues.
This is a win win.
If Bauer pitches well the fans will come around
The reason he isn't going to be found "guilty" is because of the fact the women who brought the accusations were basically saying there was consent, up to a point. For a prosecutor, it's a he said/she said thing.
MLB however, does their own investigation. They interview witnesses. And they interviewed a lot. The guy has a pattern of behavior that is borderline criminal, if only because no one has wanted to try prosecuting. He was given a 2 year suspension. An arbiter reduced the sentence. The court of law has nothing to do with this, the CBA does. The guy has millions to spend on a law team, what are those women without a pot to piss in going to get, especially with all of them being acknowledged practitioners of rough sex? He absolutely went beyond safe words, which is basically what these women are saying. Pretty darn hard to prove.
It doesn't take a conviction of any sort for me to know a guy is a criminal. And any player that has the gumption to show up Terry Francona is not a guy I want on my team. Has nothing to do with being a "clubhouse cancer", it has everything to do with professionalism. Go back and read the comments on any Pirate-centric board (this one included) and see what people wanted done with Castro because of a phone. Or when Hayes was shown popping sunflower seeds while a play was in progress. I'm sure they'd be a little more extra for a guy who choked women unconscious to play the back nine.
As far as your assertion that fans will come around, probably so. Afterall, we have the first one right now.
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