"The best method of revenge is to kick the everloving crap out of the Cincinnati Reds," Sun Tzu, probably.
The Pirates need a win to get back to within 3 1/2 games of the red hot Reds. The Pirates are not happy with the high and tight Aroldis Chapman fastball last night that nearly found its way into Andrew McCutchen's face. James McDonald has struggled mightily since the All-Star break. Mike Leake is pitching for the Reds, and he's not really having that great of a season. What do all of these things have to do with each other, if anything? I guess we'll find out at 7:10 tonight.
Horrible, horrible job by the man calling balls and strikes tonight, but you cannot give up hits with two outs that lead to runs.
Tomorrow is must win. I do not care how much the horrible, horrible Pirates broadcast team tries to downplay it, the Bucs cannot drop six and a half games back.
What do Gaby Sanchez and Travis Snider bring to the Pirates? Getting guys that hit .200 at the trade deadline is stupid! The truth is this was the Pirates best chance in 2 decades to make the playoffs and they just cannot do it.
A.J. Burnett is clearly the star of the team and that is why he gets $17 million a year. You have to pay for good players and sadly the Pirates just cannot or will not do that. This season has been fun, but the trades at the deadline look like duds.
Seriously, can we stop with the "the Pirates are too cheap" thing. Just what do the Pirates have to do stop this line of commentary? Sign Andrew McCutchen to a long-term extension? Spend more than any other team on the amateur draft until MLB changes the rule? Spend a significant amount of money on their program in the Dominican Republic? Bring over Wandy Rodriguez in a trade? Just what exactly is it that people use as evidence to show that the Pirates are too cheap to contend? Were Brad Lincoln and Gorkys Hernandez salary dumps?
Burnett is the "star of the team"? What are you, 12?
@GlassJaw I am not sure what you mean to suggest the phrase "star of the team" is from a 12 year old? If you mean that McCutchen is more of a star then A.J. I can see that, but you have to admit that AJ is certainly doing great.
In my opinion AJ performs and carries himself in a manner superior to the rest of the team (i.e. he is a leader) and is worth every penny he is paid.