Reds may start Trevor Bauer every fourth day
Trevor Bauer has sometimes favored odd usage patterns or unique superstitions throughout his baseball career, and the Cincinnati Reds may be willing to go along with one of them in 2020.
In the past, Bauer has voiced his eagerness to pitch every fourth day instead of the traditional five. In fact, he has even said he would make it a priority in free agency to find a team that would allow him to pitch on that schedule.
In the shortened 2020 season, the Cincinnati Reds are apparently considering giving Bauer what he wants.
Pitching coach Derek Johnson says Trevor Bauer starting every 4th day is 100% on the table. #Reds
— Bobby Nightengale (@nightengalejr) July 4, 2020
This would no doubt make Bauer very happy. Maybe it’s even a ploy by the Reds to make him more interested in re-signing, as he’s entering the final year of team control. It remains to be seen if he’d be as effective as he thinks he would, or how it would impact the rest of the Reds’ rotation. Still, it’s an interesting scenario to watch for.
Bauer has some other free agency ideas he plans to pursue. He’s certainly unique in how he approaches his craft. Maybe the Reds ought to just embrace it.