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Trevor Bauer spent his weekend as a math tutor on Twitter


For those who aren’t busy seeking new clubs and representation, the offseason is a time to let loose. Anthony Rizzo, Dexter Fowler, and David Ross made cameos in a couple of Saturday Night Live sketches. Hunter Pence attended BlizzCon, an annual video games convention in Anaheim. Felix Hernandez took his family to South Africa for a safari in Kruger National Park.

Indians’ right-hander Trevor Bauer, meanwhile, spent Friday night tutoring one of his Twitter followers in math. They started chatting about Bauer’s drone — how much it cost, where he flies it, and so on — and eventually got around to an upcoming math test.

While Bauer jumped in with a succinct explanation of slope intercept form, the conversation sparked other responses from followers who were similarly stumped by their math homework. (It should be noted that Bauer majored in mechanical engineering at UCLA.)

Tutoring may not be as lucrative a profession as throwing baseballs for the Indians, but you can add it to the list of things Bauer does really well.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.