Trevor Bauer Has Been Extra Trevor Bauer-y This Spring

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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:

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.

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.)

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