Trevor Bauer Tears Apart Proposed New Playoff Format With Direct Shot at Rob Manfred

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer ridiculed the leaked new MLB playoff proposal.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer ridiculed the leaked new MLB playoff proposal.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is not exactly the most popular amongst players or fans. He has added unpopular new rules and hasn't properly handled the sign-stealing scandal, just to name a few misfires.

A new, somewhat surprising, potential rule change has to do with altering the playoff format. That would include expanding the field to 14 teams with the top teams in both leagues getting a bye, and the other two division winners picking their opponents. Those first-round matchups would best-of-three game series.

Reactions have been polarizing, and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer was firmly on the side against the leaked proposal.

Bauer did not hold back at all by calling the commissioner of the game a joke. He also cut the nonsense and realized Manfred was likely the one who came up with the proposal.

Bauer is one of the more outspoken athletes in all of professional sports, though plenty of other MLB players may be feeling the same after seeing the proposal. He is just the only one to publicly comment on it so far.