Trevor Bauer sent a text message to his former teammate Shane Bieber before the season when he saw the odds from a sportsbook on the 2020 Cy Young winners.
The two players, who had lockers right next to each other in Cleveland, had the same odds.
“All I replied back was, ‘hey, why not go two for two?’” Bieber said. “(Bauer) said, ‘That sounds like a deal.’”
They lived up to their word. Bauer became the first Reds pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in club history and Bieber became the 10th American League pitcher to win a Cy Young by a unanimous vote.