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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Trevor Bauer, Aubrey Huff engage in ridiculous NSFW Twitter fight

If only Curt Schilling could get involved somehow.

The spat began when Huff responded to a tweet from Bauer about his feelings on the potential agreement for Major League Baseball’s 2020 season, suggesting Bauer “keep quiet” based on career stats.

The back-and-forth quickly devolved as Huff hurled insults at Bauer, calling him a “cuck” with low testosterone. They wound up debating the merits of Bauer’s career WAR (a “nerd stat”) and Huff’s two World Series titles (“participation trophies”).

The 43-year-old Huff, a 13-year veteran who last played in 2012, has found himself at the center of controversies recently for misogynist and bigoted statements he has made on Twitter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 23, 2020 at 01:10 PM | 65 comment(s)
  Beats: trevor bauer

Friday, April 17, 2020

Five Soon-to-Be Free Agents With the Most to Lose From a Postponed Season

At the end of January, back when the pandemic had yet to become a pandemic, I took the bold step of ranking Mookie Betts No. 1 on my way-too-early list of next winter’s top free agents.

Oh, what an innocent time it was.

Less than three months later, the context for my free-agent rankings has completely changed. It was written under the assumption that baseball would begin as usual, giving players such as DJ LeMahieu (No. 5), Trevor Bauer (No. 3) and George Springer (No. 2) the chance to boost their value in a contract year. Now we don’t know if there will be any baseball this year.

Let’s highlight the five upcoming free agents who have the most to lose from a drastically shortened or canceled 2020 season.

 


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Bauer trying to arrange pickup baseball game for pros with everyone mic’d-up

If you happen to be a professional baseball player in the Arizona area, Trevor Bauer has a proposition for you.

The Cincinnati Reds pitcher tweeted Friday soliciting any MLB or MiLB player who wants to play a sandlot-style baseball game to contact him directly. It seems like the game will take place, with the contest broadcast on Bauer’s own social media and all pitchers and hitters required to be mic’d-up.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 15, 2020 at 03:02 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: trevor bauer

Astros stars take charge as MLB gives back during coronavirus shutdown

With the sports world effectively shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, professional athletes have been stepping up to help aid stadium workers and others who need a helping hand.

Those acts of kindness extend into the baseball world.

George Springer donates $100,000 to stadium workers

Among the first Major League Baseball players to pledge a donation is Houston Astros outfielder George Springer. The 2017 World Series MVP told Mark Berman of KRIV Fox 26 in Houston that he will donate $100,000 to displaced stadium workers at Minute Maid Park.

 

 

QLE Posted: March 15, 2020 at 01:32 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex bregman, charity, coronavirus, george springer, trevor bauer

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Cabrera, Kershaw, Ramirez all have a lot to prove

Few players have been as consistently excellent at the plate as Miguel Cabrera in his prime.

That seems like a long time ago now.

Cabrera hit only 12 home runs last season and has just 31 over the past three years. He’ll turn 37 in April, and there are plenty of indications that the Detroit star is in the middle of a protracted decline. From 2005-13, Cabrera batted at least .320 eight times in nine seasons — and hit at least 30 home runs in all but one year.

At this point, the Tigers would probably settle for a 20-homer season and an average around .300. That would be a step up from last year, but it remains to be seen if Cabrera — whose big contract lasts until at least 2023 — is capable of halting this slide in production.

Like bread dough?


Thursday, March 05, 2020

Reds’ Trevor Bauer has ‘productive meeting’ with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

Trevor Bauer has been one of Rob Manfred’s most vocal critics, but on Wednesday the Cincinnati Reds pitcher and the MLB commissioner met and the meeting was “very productive,” the right-hander tweeted.

Bauer tweeted about the meeting after he had already spoken with reporters at the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona.

“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,” Bauer wrote.

Bauer most recently criticized Manfred after reports that MLB was mulling significant changes to its postseason that would increase the number of teams from 10 to 14 and add a reality TV-type format to determine which teams play each other in an expanded wild-card round.

So, which one of the two was being punished by being subjected to the other?

 

QLE Posted: March 05, 2020 at 01:05 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: rob manfred's dumb ideas, trevor bauer

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Trevor Bauer was asked about the Astros. He didn’t hold back on his answer – The Athletic

There is a lot of smoke about the Astros not being alone in the way they stole signs. Where are all the other whistleblowers? If it’s true the problem indeed existed outside the Astros clubhouse, MLB needs to extend their investigation and not sweep the wider problem under the rug. If it’s not true, the Astros will fairly have to continue to eat the entire problem. I won’t hold my breath.

I don’t try … I don’t bother, I don’t go out of my way to bother anybody. I try not to interfere or interject myself into anyone else’s affairs, but if you come at me, I feel like I have every right to defend myself. Now they’ve chosen to make it about me and attack my character, I’m not going to let them forget the fact that they are hypocrites, they are cheaters, they’ve stolen from a lot of other people and the game itself was completely unfair. They’ve negatively affected the fans, they’ve negatively affected players, they’ve negatively affected kids and the future of baseball – which is what I’m most upset about. Now all the things they do really well as an organization are going to get completely washed away and forgotten about so the next generation of kids gets set back five or 10 years on the analytics, training and health and all the different stuff they do really well.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2020 at 07:28 AM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, sign stealing, trevor bauer

Friday, January 31, 2020

Way-Too-Early Ranking of Next Winter’s Top Free Agents

Most of the top free agents this offseason have already signed, a refreshing change after the last few stagnant winters. Now, with players reporting to spring training in just a few weeks, let’s turn our attention to the best players available on the open market after next season.

This list includes only unrestricted free agents, because we don’t know now if Giancarlo Stanton, J.D. Martinez or Dellin Betances will opt out of their current deals. The same is true with Anthony Rizzo, Carlos Santana and Corey Kluber, whose clubs have the option to keep them for another year.

Here are the top five free agents slated to hit the market next winter.

This is what happens when the hot stove moves quicker than you were expecting, isn’t it?

QLE Posted: January 31, 2020 at 12:30 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: d.j. lemahieu, free agents, george springer, j.t. realmuto, mookie betts, trevor bauer

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Reds’ Bauer skirts arbitration after sour ’19 hearing vs CLE

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Bauer agreed to a $17.5 million, one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, bypassing salary arbitration after the All-Star pitcher had a contentious hearing with Cleveland last offseason.

Bauer, acquired from the Indians in July, relished beating Cleveland in arbitration the past two offseasons but complained after last winter’s hearing that Major League Baseball labor relations staff attempted “character assassination” against him.

The right-hander was awarded $13 million over the Indians’ $11 million offer in 2019, a year after winning a raise to $6,525,000 against Cleveland’s $5.3 million offer. Bauer donated his extra winnings in 2018 to charity in what he called “69 days of giving” — an online campaign that leaned on sexual innuendo and a reference to marijuana to raise awareness.

Bauer said MLB labor relations department representatives attempted to use the operation to “demean my character” in the 2019 hearing.

Somehow, this really isn’t much of a surprise…..

 

QLE Posted: January 11, 2020 at 12:40 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: reds, trevor bauer

 

 

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