Haters gonna hate. That’s the moral of today’s story. And it’s all because the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Trevor Bauer.
Just about every opposing baseball fan whined about this because it made the Dodgers a true juggernaut — they could very well have the best starting rotation in a single season in baseball history when all is said and done. Everyone always wants to come after the kings.
But we didn’t expect this much of a cheap shot from New York. Mets fans are understandably livid because they reportedly offered Bauer more money to come to Queens, but he eventually turned it down for the three-year, $102 million deal with the Dodgers.
And it appears that vitriol has reached the New York newspapers. The NY Daily News printed this on Friday, and we have to ask: what were they thinking?
He could’ve been a contender on the Mets?! Has that sentence ever been said or written before? The Mets have largely been a laughingstock over the last 30-plus years for their regular-season choke jobs and playoff ineptitude. Who in the world declared the Mets a consistent contender?
Look, we know up until 2020, the Dodgers were a disappointment in the postseason department, but outside of that, they were arguably the best team in baseball since 2013. Since then, they’ve one eight straight division titles, appeared in three World Series, made it to four NLCS’, won a title, and accumulated a record of 714-481, which is the best mark in the sport.
The Mets over that time span? They have one World Series appearance, one NLCS appearance, one division title, two playoff appearance, zero championships, and a below-.500 record. Get out of here with this.
The Dodgers are baseball royalty at every level. They have a superior front office, impeccable scouting and player development, and a rich history that continues to translate well on the field. To be even mentioned in the same breath as the Mets is insulting.
We didn’t want this, Mets fans. What’s the use of a much better franchise stomping an inferior one into the dirt? We’re sorry Bauer chose us and indirectly trolled you in the process, but you simply can’t have the media come at us with this and expect to come out unscathed.
I guess you could say, “classic Mets.”