Trevor Bauer has never been shy about sharing his feelings, and he has a lot of them when it comes to the Astros’ cheating scandal.
“They are hypocrites, they are cheaters, they’ve stolen from a lot of other people and the game itself was completely unfair,” the Reds pitcher told reporters Friday. “You guys think you are better than everyone and you don’t have to abide by the rules? F–k you. You know? That’s how I feel about their whole operation.”
An MLB investigation found the Astros orchestrated a complicated sign-stealing scheme involving video cameras en route to winning the 2017 World Series title, though no players were punished. Former Houston pitcher Mike Fiers rocked the sport when he revealed this offseason what happened.
“If Mike Fiers doesn’t come out and say something, nothing gets done,” Bauer said. “Nothing — even though all the players know this s–t is going on, it’s the worst kept secret in baseball.”
Bauer’s anger extended to Astros owner Jim Crane, who told media Thursday he believes the trash can-banging plan “didn’t impact the game.”
“ ‘We don’t think it affected the game.’ You’re either lying or…