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Reds acquired OF Shin-Soo Choo and INF/OF Jason Donald,

Indians acquired RHPs Trevor Bauer, Bryan Shaw, Matt Albers and CR Drew Stubbs,

Diamondbacks acquired SS Didi Gregorius, LHP Tony Sipp and 1B Lars Anderson in a three-team trade

Indians make out like bandits. What the hell is Arizona thinking?

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From the D'backs perspective, they essentially trade Bauer for SS Didi Gregorius. The Orioles really should have been in on this somehow... If the D'backs were willing to give Bauer up for a prospect who is probably outside of the top 150 in baseball, I'm sure the Orioles could have figured something out.

I know Arizona wanted a SS and Schoop would have been too much, but man... I wish the Orioles could have been the team getting Bauer.

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I'd love to know what's going on with Bauer. He had a great season in the minors, and they're giving up on him after 16 innings in the majors? There has to be a story here.

Think there are some pretty big hints as to what's going on in these stories:



Trying to read between the lines, seems like Bauer has his mind made up about how he wants to go about things and isn't always willing to defer to the wisdom of his catcher, coaches, etc.

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I'd love to know what's going on with Bauer. He had a great season in the minors, and they're giving up on him after 16 innings in the majors? There has to be a story here.

Red flag 1- Resistant to coaching.

Red flag 2- Inability to maintain the velocity he showed in college.

Yellow flag 1- His approach against MLB hitters was poor. (He tried to get them to chase pitches out of the zone)

I would have loved to add him to the farm and give him at least half a season to learn how to attack the zone.

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