Originally Posted by Benihana
Actually according to a lot of published reports, Bauer is available. He really had an odd falling out with the Arizona brass towards the end of last year.
The fangraphs chat also addressed Trevor Bauer:
Comment From Johnsy
Was Bauer reported to have character issues in the minors?
I've never heard of anything specific... Scouts, from my general feeling in speaking with them, don't tend to get too worried if a guy has "questions about his makeup" because we're talking about such young kids (with rare exceptions). On the other hand, they get pretty excited about plus make-up because it's pretty rare.
I do wonder if the sentiment on Bauer is related to some of the statements he has made on Twitter. To my understanding, the DBacks have mostly left him alone and allowed him to continue his routine. I said this after seeing him and will reiterate, he was working up in the zone with a flat baseball way too much against Double-A hitters. I'd feel more comfortable if he worked more on pounding the lower half.
Sounds like there's something to the rumors of a conflict with management, but perhaps not enough to make Arizona give up on him (yet).