Trevor Bauer calls the media for a story about baseballs that are studying MLB sticky substances
Trevor Bauer of the Dodgers pitcher tried to direct attention to the media and MLB on Thursday when some of the balls that Bauer started against A on Wednesday were sent to MLB to study the sticky substances.
Bauer tweeted his answers The story of The Athletic which said the referees collected several balls in the game after being warned that there were sticky substances. The Athletic report did not specify who warned the referees. It was noted that MLB has assigned a monitor to each team to verify that there may be fraud.
Bauer called reporters “gossip bloggers” and blasted MLB for leaking information. He also noted that, like Athletic, referees send balls from other matches to the league office because they are trying to comply with rules that prohibit the application of foreign substances to them.
are the balls from all the other pitchers literally out of play in every other game of the season? Baita jeje @ MLB who already has “sources” talking to gossip bloggers about a supposedly confidential process for a week a season. You want to keep your thumbs up! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
– Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) April 9, 2021
Bauer has been complaining for years that pitchers get an unfair advantage by using pine alpha or other sticky substances to increase the rotation rate of their balls and thus make the pitch more efficient. April 2018, appeared to denounce the Astros pitchers of the use of alquite pine. In May 2018, he told Sporting News that he was not selecting any organization, but that he was criticizing MLB and the people of baseball for abandoning the rules.
SN questions: Bauer pine-tar, rotation rates and more in 2018
“It’s not something that MLB wants to address. It’s not something that the public wants. It’s been a backlash against the public.” “No one wants to talk about it, but it needs to be talked about, especially because teams are increasingly using this information to sign players and players and things like that. It creates a massively unfair field.”
Bauer told SN that he, his father, and Driveline Baseball staff have spent years testing the relationship between stickiness and spin rate in off-season training.
He probably used a foreign substance as an introduction on April 30, 2018, for the Indians. At that entrance his fast-paced jump jumped to about 300 rpm, which Bauer believes happens when a pitcher uses alpha pine or other sticky substances. He would not say whether he used foreign substances in the game.
February 2020, He told HBO’s “Real Sports.” About 70% of MLB pitchers apply something sticky to the ball. “We need to talk more because it affects every pitch. And steroids are a bigger advantage than ever,” Bauer said. “If you know how to manipulate, the ball can do different things at the same speed, from field to field.”
Bauer hasn’t been the only one complaining about baseball, though. MLB announced last March that the noise would further explore games in search of foreign substances.
Bauer was immediately skeptical of MLB’s plans. He said March 25th Youtuben that pitchers could be punished for using foreign substances when the source could be field gloves or players ’bats.
“My question is: if I throw the pitch (in the game) and try it and then I have a foreign substance, how can they know that it came from me and not from the catcher’s gloves or the third base’s glove?” He asked. “Or on a rough ball, what happens when you hit the handle of a bat, when the player has a pine tar or any other substance he wants, it’s perfectly legal as long as it doesn’t rise too high from the bat? How can they tell me I was that and blame me for using a foreign substance when it could come from anywhere else that is legal? “
He questioned the effectiveness of MLB’s plans for analyzing Statcast’s historical rotation data and the main points of a game. He examined the fact that pitchers can manipulate rotational speed, adding that they use sticky substances all the time or at all times.
He saw little chance of punishing the pitchers.
“My prediction: nothing changes. You won’t see anyone kicked out, fined or interrupted or anything like that. Maybe a couple of people try to send a message in notable cases, but my prediction (it’s MLB) looks at people’s perception, ‘Hey, fix this problem we’re ‘when they really don’t want to fix it in one way or another for reasons of competitive integrity,” he said.
“Now, they want to fix it to put more balls in the game and make the game more interesting or whatever. But I don’t think they really care about the integrity of the competition,” he added.