Awesome offensive display by the Bucs over the past two games. Getting shutout twice in a row by another sub .500 team. Simply disgusting. It's even funnier because the Pirates were running a promotion that would give fans money off tickets for each run the Pirates scored between July 24th and 26th.
It's almost like management went to the team after they put up 10 runs in the first game and said "Hold it..HOLD IT!!! We can't be GIVING these tickets away. Stop scoring runs!"
I know that's not really the case. The simple truth is that the Pirates suck.
Can anyone tell me why Virgil Vasquez is still starting for the Pirates when we have Tom Gorzellany AND Ian Snell tearing up AAA.
I get that Snell is being a whining crybaby and doesn't want to pitch here anymore. That's when you remind him of the fact he is under contract and if he doesn't want to pitch for you, then suspend him without pay for violating that contract.
But instead other teams will lowball the Pirates into giving Snell away for nothing much like the Bucs did when they gave away Jason Schmidt AND John Vander Wal for Armando Rios and Ryan Vogelsong.
It's time this front office grew a pair and laid down the law. Tired of the inmates running the asylum so to speak.