Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer star is known for partly his online presence. Bauer got into it on Twitter with New York Metspitcher Noah Syndergaard over the weekend as the two trolled each other, posted screenshots of comments and traded some social media barbs.
David Samson broke down the impact these online situations can have on the players and their teams on Monday's episode of "Nothing Personal with David Samson."
Samson, the former Marlins president, introduced the topic saying, "You know we sign these players, we want them to be good, we want them to perform, we want to win, we want rings. We sign players who we hope we're getting a bargain, we hope we're not overpaying too much, we hope winning the offseason translates to winning the season. We hope, we hope, we hope."
He said the Dodgers signed Bauer because they wanted to repeat, and that they had to answer to what the San Diego Padres did this winter. L.A. inked Bauer to a three-year, $102 million deal earlier this month. Samson says he gets it, but also says you have to really look at the player you're signing.