Trevor Bauer to Be 'Shot in the Nuts' with Paintball If He Inks Multiyear Deal

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 4: Trevor Bauer #47 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 4, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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If 2011 No. 3 overall pick Trevor Bauer continues to pitch like an All-Star, the Cleveland Indians are probably hoping the right-hander will be wearing a Tribe uniform for the rest of his career.

The problem is he doesn't sound like he is willing to make that type of commitment...ever.

While many players around Major League Baseball seek security by maximizing the amount of years in a contract, Bauer recently told Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan that he will only sign one-year contracts when the time comes because of a bet he made with a friend:

Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

Trevor Bauer says he's never signing a long-term deal. Only one-year contracts. Why? Turns out he made a bet with a friend: If he ever signs a multi-year deal, the friend gets to shoot him in the nuts with a paintball gun from 10 feet away. Full podcast: https://t.co/hvN9x1gPKo https://t.co/9l3z7PHLGz

Don't forget: This is the same guy who wanted $6,420,969.69 in arbitration this past offseason, for obvious reasons. He instead settled for creating the "69 Days of Giving."

The good news for Cleveland is that Bauer is under club control through the 2020 season. That means the Indians still have a few years before they have to worry about potentially losing the right-hander.