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Inside a Detroit Tigers Prospect’s Bet with Trevor Bauer’s Agent

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Zack Hess #68 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the Spring Training game against the Houston Astros at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on February 24, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. The Astros defeated the Tigers 11-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Zack Hess #68 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the Spring Training game against the Houston Astros at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on February 24, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. The Astros defeated the Tigers 11-1. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Rachel Luba, who represents Trevor Bauer, made quite the proposal with fellow client and Detroit Tigers prospect Zack Hess Thursday Night

We all enjoy Detroit Tigers prospect news and we equally love good banter. Zack Hess and his agent, Rachel Luba,  brought us both Thursday night when they made their bet they had made via text public.

Luba has made waves in the social media world recently for her podcast,  Corkd Up, as well as her public reactions to Trevor Bauer’s antics on the mound and off the field. To start the back-and-forth, Luba simply screenshotted their text and asked for the public’s take on the proposal:

https://twitter.com/AgentRachelLuba/status/1337200407349612544

Hess turned up the heat when he responded to Luba with a suggestion on which tattoo she would receive and where she should put it:

https://twitter.com/Zack_Hess38/status/1337202615390789632

Not one to hold back her trolling herself, Luba had an equally sassy suggestion as to what Hess should get in the event he is unable to reach triple-digits:

Already looking forward to the future trash talk, I had the popcorn ready. She was kind enough to respond to me:

https://twitter.com/AgentRachelLuba/status/1337205233668124672

But is the joke on her in the end?

https://twitter.com/AgentRachelLuba/status/1337205873953783808

If Hess doesn’t hit 100, no tattoo for Rachel. He does and it’s yet another marketing strategy for the big right-handed reliever in the Tigers’ system as well as for her future clients.

Hess is a big arm and a big body; I wouldn’t put it past him to hit 100 next year at all. He was pumping 96 and 97 in his brief stint at Summer Camp this summer. I actually wrote his scouting report for Prospects Live also that you can find here.

Although this is likely just a playful, public conversation they were nice enough to let us in on, it does make me curious to see if Hess hits the century mark on the gun for the Detroit Tigers in 2021.

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