KEY POINTS

  • Trevor Bauer signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • The Dodgers are struggling in the 2021 season, losing 11 of their last 14
  • Bauer expressed his frustration: "I freaking hate losing"

Former All-Star pitcher Trevor Bauer had enough.

After the Los Angeles Dodgers lost another series to the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, the frustration mounted and Bauer did not hold back.

"I’m pissed, personally. I freaking hate losing. I want to win. That’s why I came here," Bauer said, per The Athletic.

"We are not playing up to our capability right now so I’m mad. I’m not going to speak on behalf of anybody else."

The 2020 ERA leader and Cy Young Awardee signed a three-year deal with the Dodgers, hoping to impact their bid for a title repeat.

Unfortunately, his first season with them is far from encouraging as the Dodgers have lost 11 of 14 games and five straight series—the other four being to the Padres, Red, Brewers and Cubs.

"It’s early and you can say it’s early and you can say there’s no need to panic and you can say all these things, and they’re all true, but at the end of the day, we’re not just going to roll the bats and balls out there and win baseball games," Bauer stated.

With 17 losses in 35 matches, the Dodgers have already equalled their loss total from the previous season.

They finished with a National League-best 43-17 card en route to winning the World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2.

"We’re not just going to sleepwalk our way to winning another division title and going to the World Series again. That’s not how it works," he stressed.

"You’ve got to go out there and beat someone every day and we haven’t been good at it, we need to be better."

As cliché as it may sound, the bright side for the Dodgers is they will play 162 regular season games this year, far from the 60 they did in the lockdown-shortened 2020 season.

But the defending champions have to figure out the next steps to regain contender form.

If not, the Dodgers know Bauer will not only call them out. He also has an opt-out stipulation and can ultimately decide where he goes from here.

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series for the first time since 1988 The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series for the first time since 1988 Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / TOM PENNINGTON