After the rumor mill surrounding Trevor Bauer and Yasiel Puig turned for weeks and weeks, Tuesday night saw them move on to new teams in what will go down as one of this year’s biggest moves.
The Reds acquired All-Star starting pitcher from the Indians while sending OF Yasiel Puig and LHP Scott Moss to Cleveland.
San Diego contributed prospects to make the deal a fit, sending OF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allen, and 3B Victor Nova to the Indians to complete the trade. In exchange, they have acquired highly-rated OF prospect Taylor Trammel from Cincinnati.
This trade will shake up the baseball landscape, sending two of the game’s biggest and most controversial figures from one Ohio team to another.
Bauer, who was in the news over the weekend after throwing a tantrum and tossing a ball over the outfield wall in Kansas City after a bad outing, heads to a Reds team that believes that his electric arm will help them compete for a playoff spot in 2020.
Meanwhile, Cleveland acquires the talented Puig, who was ironically involved in a bench-clearing brawl in the Reds’ game against the Pirates on Tuesday night before the trade. He’s expected to help their outfield as they compete for the AL Central crown.
This move will almost certainly go down as one of, if not the, biggest swaps at this year’s Trade Deadline.