Trevor Bauer insists any trolling of Mets fans was unintentional.
In a lengthy Twitter posting Sunday night, the ace right-hander apologized for a glitch that led to the advertisement of autographed Mets merchandise on his personal website hours before he reached a three-year agreement with the Dodgers.
“I woke up early on Friday not knowing what my decision would be and spent the next 5 hours on the phone with my representation team trying to figure that out,” wrote Bauer, who had narrowed his choices to the Mets and Dodgers. “I wasn’t on social media or my website, as my marketing and digital team was managing both at the time, so I didn’t see what happened until after the fact.”
The 30-year-old Bauer said he prepared marketing materials for multiple organizations so he would be prepared for a moment that could materialize quickly.
“The plan was not to have those pages live until a decision had been made, which is obviously not what happened,” Bauer wrote.
“My intention was never to mislead your fan base, nor was it to troll you in any way. I had a fantastic time engaging with fans from many teams over the last few months and Mets fans priced to be as passionate and energetic a bunch as any, so I offer my sincerest apologies for how the events Friday played out.”