Cincinnati Reds star pitcher and blabbermouth Trevor Bauer wants no part of MLB’s radical plan to overhaul its postseason.
As first reported by The Post on Monday, baseball is seriously considering expanding its postseason from five to seven teams, while rewarding teams with better records by having them choose their playoff opponents.
The reformatting, if accepted, would be take effect the 2022 season.
“No idea who made this new playoff format proposal, but Rob is responsible for releasing it, so I’ll direct this to you, (commissioner) Rob Manfred,” tweeted Bauer, the 29-year-old known for speaking his mind. “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.”
Many fans on social media have complained about the selection process, which would take place like a reality TV show, though Bauer did not point that out in his tweet.
Bauer’s Reds finished 75-87 last season, and still would not have qualified for the postseason under this plan.