2:46 PM PT -- Bauer just released a video explaining all of his issues with Manfred ... and it's pretty intense.
First and foremost, Bauer says he hates the new playoff idea because a bye week for the top overall seeds actually HURTS good teams.
As for his other issues with the league commish ... Bauer straight-up says he HATES all of the rule ideas Manfred has been kicking around.
Trevor said he'd be willing to help Manfred with a player's perspective ... but admitted he was probably going to get fined for speaking so passionately.
Trevor Bauer just EVISCERATED MLB commissioner Rob Manfred over a new rumored playoff format in baseball ... with the star pitcher calling the guy "a joke."
If you missed it ... a report Monday claimed Manfred and other MLB officials were considering changing baseball's postseason.
The report claimed the MLB wants to expand the number of teams in the playoffs from 5 in each league to 7 ... while changing up the way teams are seeded and adding in a first-round bye for top teams as well.
How do you all feel about MLB’s possible changes to the postseason format in 2022?
▪️ 7 teams make playoffs in each league ▪️teams with the best records pick their playoff opponents. ▪️top seed gets first round bye ▪️no winner take all Wild Card game, best of 3 series instead