Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pirates Only “AA” Level?

by The Last Hollywood Star

On his Sunday pre-game show Steve Blass interviewed former Pittsburgh Pirate General Manager Ted Simmons.

During their exchange, Simmons mentioned that many major league players are brought up from the minors too soon. According to Simmons, they belong in “AA”

To think, all along I’ve been too generous in my assessment of the Pirates as a mediocre “AAA” team!

Simmons didn’t pinpoint the Pirates. But he didn’t need to.

In last night’s 11-6 loss to the San Diego Padres, the Pirates showed staggering ineptitude in all aspects of baseball: hitting, hitting with men on base, fielding, throwing, base running, starting and relief pitching

In what passes in Pirate Land for a decent performance, starter Daniel McCutchen’s line: 6IP, 8H;1 BB; 3ER, season ERA 5.25

Since August 28th, the Pirates are playing at a .150 clip that translates, if it continues over the last 14 games, to 58-104 for the season.

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