It's been nearly a month since the Cleveland Indians traded Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds.
And despite being dealt from a team competing to a fourth straight playoff appearance to one that's since fallen out of contention, the polarizing pitcher made it clear on Sunday that he's happy with the way the trade worked out.
Speaking to Fox Sports Ohio, Bauer discussed his transition from Cleveland to Cincinnati. In doing so, he let it be known that he doesn't exactly miss playing for the Indians, who he had been a member of since the 2013 season.
"It was very easy coming in. Everyone did a really great job of being accommodating and making it easy for me to make the transition," Bauer said. "The information is great here, the coaching staff is great here. Overall I am a whole lot happier here than I was. Sometimes you don’t realize how unhappy you are in a situation until you are out of it, because it's just kind of day-to-day life.
"I miss some of my teammates and stuff, but overall, I don’t really miss a whole lot about Cleveland.”
Bauer's time in Cleveland contained no shortage of ups and downs, including a memorable send off in his final game with the Tribe. After being pulled from the fifth inning of a start against the Kansas City Royals, the 28-year-old chucked a ball over the centerfield wall at Kauffman Stadium, which ultimately resulted in him being fined.
After Bauer was traded to Cincinnati as a part of a three-team deal involving the San Diego Padres in which the Indians acquired Yasiel Puig and Franmil Reyes, Cleveland manager Terry Francona admitted he had concerns about how Bauer's latest incident would affect his team's clubhouse.
Nevertheless, Bauer still posted an emotional video on Twitter thanking the Indians and their fans for his six-plus seasons with the team after the trade.
As for his time in Cincinnati, the 2018 All-Star selection entered Sunday laying claim to a 1-2 record, 5.87 ERA and 30 strikeouts through his first four starts with his new team. After making his comments about Cleveland, he proceeded to surrender 7 runs in three innings in a 9-8 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, who completed a three-game sweep of the Reds, who now lay claim to a 60-69 record on the season.