Reds’ Trevor Bauer breaks out formal wear after winning NL Cy Young Award
Former Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was traded to cross-state rivals Cincinnati Reds midway through last season while the veteran right-hander will now become a free agent this offseason. Now, as he is set to become a free agent in the offseason, the veteran right-hander reached a major milestone after adding the National League Cy Young Award to his trophy case on Wednesday.
Bauer edged out Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish and New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom en route to claiming such a prize. Darvish came in second place, with deGrom coming in third after notably winning the last two National League Cy Young Awards in 2018 and 2019.
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However, in a surprising turn of events, the outspoken and free-spirited Trevor Bauer wound up stealing the show with his outfit on Wednesday evening. While entering as the front runner to take home the honor, the Reds star apparently wanted to make one last splash before truly testing the open market this offseason.
It is safe to say that his outfit from the virtual presentation certainly made that statement–loud and clear.
Trevor Bauer dressed up for the occasion. pic.twitter.com/OFGWRlOYtn
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Bauer earned 27 first place votes and three second place votes, which netted the Reds’ starting pitcher 201 points in the race for the National League Cy Young Award in 2020.
Darvish landed three first place votes, 24 second place votes and a pair of third place votes, which was good for 123 points and a second place finish. The third place finisher and last finalist in the National League in deGrom tallied three second place votes, 23 third place votes and four fourth place votes for 89 points in all.