Pitcher Tyler Cravy went all scorched earth.
The 27-year-old career minor leaguer was one of the last cuts made by the Milwaukee Brewers as teams got down to the 25-man opening day roster limit. He did not take it well.
Cravvy went on a tirade in which he questioned the Brewers’ integrity and said he’d rather work a 9-to-5 job where he’s treated like a human. From Cravy’s standpoint, he says he was led to believe there was an actual competition for a relief role with the team, but he believes he was deceived because the team had other plans. Here’s what he said, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
“It would just be nice to have the honesty straight up front instead of, ‘Hey, you’re competing for a job,’ then literally out-compete everyone and be told, ‘Sorry, we have other plans.’ “
He then went scorched earth when he said: “It says a lot about the integrity, or lack thereof, of the guys running the show, but what are you going to do? “
Cravy said he’s unsure if he’ll report to the minor leagues.
A few things about this:
In cameos across two season with the Brewers, he’s 0-9 with a 4.56 ERA. He’s otherwise been a minor-league mainstay where he hasn’t exactly shined – he’s a career 38-32 with a 3.95 ERA. Not only that, the Journal Sentinel reported he had a minor league option remaining.
He did have a good spring training, with a 2.03 ERA. Now, if he wants another chance, he’ll have to show what he has in the minors – if he reports.