Trevor Bauer Has Been Extra Trevor Bauer-y This Spring
Trevor Bauer does not have time for bullshit.
Since I started this site last season, Trevor Bauer has been a source of many a good story. And this has held true coming into the 2020 season. Never one to shy away from his true feelings, Trevor Bauer has already expressed his feelings regarding Rob Manfred’s
stupid proposed new playoff format, Manfred’s bungling shitshow handling of the cheating scandal, and Bauer’s overall feelings about the players that cheated. He also has been voicing his thoughts regarding how players are treated and how they’re allowed to have feelings. (High five for highlighting and normalizing discussions about mental health and anxiety!) His Twitter feed has been pretty active this off-season:
All day every day for the rest of time https://t.co/dx5m5bKYh9
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) January 16, 2020
Great idea Justin. Just another example of how players are treated as characters on a screen or piece of paper, not as human beings with the same emotions and problems as every other human being on the planet. https://t.co/1kyWLkayZd
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 8, 2020
Seems like a good time to post this episode. To all the people in my mentions that seem to think a number in a bank account means athletes have no problems, that think we should just shut up and play, that blast us when we show any vulnerability at all, you should listen to this. https://t.co/62Urgwdn4P
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 10, 2020
No idea who made this new playoff format proposal, but Rob is responsible for releasing it, so I’ll direct this to you, Rob Manfred. Your proposal is absurd for too many reasons to type on twitter and proves you have absolutely no clue about baseball. You’re a joke.
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 11, 2020
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 12, 2020
Let’s say someone messes up. Messes up bigly, even. And the truth is that they really don’t care about messing up. At all. In fact, they would do it all over again, and you know this. Asking for a friend, would you rather receive:
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 13, 2020
Since my phone is blowing up, if there are any more @astros players who want to hit me up to have a conversation on the phone, my agent is @AgentRachelLuba. She will be handling scheduling the rest of these appointments. Talk to y’all soon.
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) February 15, 2020
Bauer has been inviting players to steal his signs, and has even gone so far as to tell them what’s coming next during Spring Training.
Bauer met with Commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday to discuss his feelings about the sign stealing scandal among other things. According to Bauer, the meeting was productive.
I’ve been publicly critical of Rob Manfred before, but I have to give him props. He said he’d meet with any players who had further questions and he was a man of his word this morning. We had a very productive meeting about a wide range of topics. @MLB
— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) March 4, 2020
God I wish I had been a fly on the wall for that meeting. I really hope Bauer didn’t get suddenly shy, keeping him from laying out all of his Twittery statements to Manfred. Who knew that Trevor Bauer would end up being the hero we all need in 2020? (Trevor Bauer knew.. that’s who.)