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This offseason, the Indians acquired highly regarded pitching prospect Trevor Bauer from the Diamondbacks in a three-way trade that sent Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Donald to Cincinnati.
Bauer brought with him his own unusual warm-up regimen, a fledgling hip-hop hobby, and a reputation for stubbornness that was apparently in part fostered by his difficulty synching up with his former catcher, Diamondbacks star Miguel Montero.
Now, mere days after Montero told ArizonaSports.com that Bauer "never wanted to listen" and "thinks he's got everything figured out," Bauer's rap group - Consummate 4Sight - has released a track called "You Don't Know Me" to diss someone who "hides behind a mask" for spreading rumors that Bauer refuses to listen. You might be best served following his lead, but here's the song:
The track was apparently recorded in December, so if it's actually targeting Montero, the bad blood between the pitcher and catcher dates back way before Montero's comments this week. That's not surprising, as Montero was so disarmingly candid by the typically guarded standards of professional athletes that it suggests he and Bauer had long since stopped pretending to get along.