Sometimes you just have to be honest.
Jose Bautista has been one of the premiere hitters in baseball for many years with the Toronto Blue Jays, and is now a free agent at age 36.
While there has not been a lot of news on who will sign him, Baltimore has told the Bautista camp that it won't be them. Their reason is pretty good: Their fans hate him.
Orioles prefer to keep draft, too, but to explain why Bautista doesn't fit, they told JB camp: O's fans just don't like him— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 7, 2016
Bautista has had a lot of arguments with opposing teams over the past, inlcuding the Orioles, where in 2015 Orioles players exchanged words and brushback pitches with the Blue Jays star.
Could this be just talk to lower his price?
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