Reds' Trevor Bauer Blasts Commissioner Rob Manfred Over 'Absurd' Proposed MLB Playoff Format Changes - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Reds’ Trevor Bauer Blasts Commissioner Rob Manfred Over ‘Absurd’ Proposed MLB Playoff Format Changes
Reds’ Trevor Bauer Blasts Commissioner Rob Manfred Over ‘Absurd’ Proposed MLB Playoff Format Changes Full view

Red's pitcher Trevor Bauer

Reds’ Trevor Bauer Blasts Commissioner Rob Manfred Over ‘Absurd’ Proposed MLB Playoff Format Changes

Major League Baseball is exploring the possibility of changing the current playoff format before the start of the 2022 seasonThe following changes have been proposed by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, according to Sherman’s report:

  • Seven teams from each league make postseason
  • Teams with best record in each league get wild card round byes
  • Two other division winners and top wild card team host all games of three-game series in wild card round
  • Two other division winners get to pick their wild card round opponents (during a live broadcast) from three other wild card teams, the top wild card team plays the unpicked team
  • Three series winners and team with a bye advance to divisional round

Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Trevor Bauer didn’t like the idea one bit and took to twitter to voice his frustration Monday.

SLIDESHOW: 50 GREAT SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019

Bauer also released a video detailing his reasons against the league’s proposal and claimed, “I’m really really upset about this new ridiculous playoff policy that Rob Manfred has suggested or proposed or leaked. I don’t even know how it got on the internet, I don’t even know why it would even get on the internet it’s that ridiculous.

He later commented about how time off could affect pitchers. “Who put this out without thinking of the fact that the best team in the league is gonna get a six-day layoff, a seven-day layoff,” Bauer said. “While we sort out this whole three games here and this wild card and we’re gonna pick our opponent and we’re gonna do this whole reality TV stuff.”

Bauer also voiced his frustrations over the MLB’s lack of innovation to address the declining viewership of professional baseball. “As the commissioner, figure it out man … how are we supposed to get them interested in the game when they can’t even see the damn game?” Bauer said. “And on top of that, they cant even go to Twitter, where all the young people hang out. Market the players. You have more players in baseball than any other league, with much more diverse backgrounds worldwide. … it’s the least marketable because you make stupid decisions about how you market the players. You don’t open it up. Let content go. Get it out there. Where’s the innovation in content? Where’s the next thing that’s going to draw fans in? … Who’s identifying with the young fans?”

He finished the video with a strong message directed at Manfred. “Hit me up. I’m sure you can contact me,” Bauer said. “I’m sure you’ll probably be fining me.”

 

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Read more about:

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Frank DeLorenzo

Latest News

Texas Head Coach Tom Herman Discusses ‘Double Standard’ For Black Student-Athletes

Texas Head Coach Tom Herman Discusses ‘Double Standard’ For Black Student-Athletes

University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman said that there is a “double standard” by fans toward black student-athletes. …

Rams Coach Sean McVay Says He Will Support Players In Midst Of Nationwide Protests

Rams Coach Sean McVay Says He Will Support Players In Midst Of Nationwide Protests

As protests take place across the United States in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Numerous members of…

Former MLB All-Star Carl Crawford Arrested On Assault Charge

Former MLB All-Star Carl Crawford Arrested On Assault Charge

Former MLB all-star Carl Crawford has been arrested and charged with assault after an incident involving his ex-girlfriend, who is…

Bills’ Rookie Jake Fromm Apologizes For ‘Elite White Person’ Text

Bills’ Rookie Jake Fromm Apologizes For ‘Elite White Person’ Text

On Thursday, text messages came to light from Buffalo Bills’ rookie Jake Fromm. The conversation took place back in 2019…

NHL Finalizes Playoff Format

NHL Finalizes Playoff Format

A couple a weeks ago, it was announced that if the NHL season were to come back, it would forgo…

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Reveals His Experience With Racism After Winning Super Bowl

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Reveals His Experience With Racism After Winning Super Bowl

While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson opted not to talk about football, saying “none of…

Sacramento Kings Broadcaster Grant Napear Resigns Following “ALL LIVES MATER” Tweet

Sacramento Kings Broadcaster Grant Napear Resigns Following “ALL LIVES MATER” Tweet

Grant Napear first joined the Sacramento Kings play-by-play team in 1988 but on Tuesday, Napear resigned from the position following…

Oklahoma St. Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Attending Protest

Oklahoma St. Linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Attending Protest

In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga revealed that after attending a protest in Tulsa he…

Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule & Ticket Info: Weekly Matchup Analysis

Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule & Ticket Info: Weekly Matchup Analysis

The NFL schedule has been released and with that, it means that fans can start buying tickets for the 2020…

AEW CEO Tony Khan Indefinitely Bans Hulk Hogan And Ex-Wife Linda Hogan

AEW CEO Tony Khan Indefinitely Bans Hulk Hogan And Ex-Wife Linda Hogan

All Elite Wrestling, otherwise known as AEW, have been very open to bringing in legends of the industry to promote…

OPINION: How The NHL’s 24 Team Playoff Format Makes ‘Non-Playoff’ Teams Dangerous

OPINION: How The NHL’s 24 Team Playoff Format Makes ‘Non-Playoff’ Teams Dangerous

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has announced that the NHL season will resume with a 24-team playoff format. With this, there…

Saints’ Drew Brees Apologizes For Remarks On Protests

Saints’ Drew Brees Apologizes For Remarks On Protests

On Wednesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave his thoughts on the protests taking place across the country and…