Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer has a message for super-agent Scott Boras.
While not represented by Scott Boras, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer had a stern message for the super-agent. Bauer took to Twitter on Wednesday night to vent his feelings about what he called rumors. In the post, Bauer admonished Boras to keep his personal agenda out of union business.
Over the past few months. Bauer has used his social media platform to address MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s proposed changes to the game of baseball, MLB owners’ recent proposals to the Player’s Association and the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Now, he has Boras in his crosshairs.
Bauer was quick to point out that what he was hearing were rumors, but if these rumors are true, the Reds right-hander is not very happy. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs…Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your personal agenda out of union business.”
If Scott Boras is currently meddling in the affairs of the negotiations between MLB and the MLBPA, he is certainly overstepping his bounds. This is not a negotiation between one of Boras’ clients and an organization’s front office, but rather a dispute between the league and the players.
Currently, Major League Baseball and the player’s union are trying to find a safe way to return to the field in 2020. However, safety seems to be a minor hurdle compared to the economic challenges that currently exist.
The first proposal from MLB included the prorated salaries that the players had already agreed to, but also added a sliding scale of pay reductions as well. In essence, the highest-paid players in the game would take the biggest hit.
It’s not being reported by ESPN.com that the MLBPA is likely to offer its own proposal. In it, the players are expected to ask to play more than the 82 games proposed by MLB and keep their prorated salary, which was the agreement back in March.
Who knows where all these negotiations will end up, but to be sure, if no agreement is had within the next two weeks, the likelihood of a 2020 baseball season is all but gone. Trevor Bauer, who’s represented by Rachel Luba, is slated to enter free agency this coming offseason.