It’s difficult to write this, let alone, say it out loud. But the Pittsburgh Pirates are a better club than Chicago.
Look no further than the NL Central standing with the Pirates holding a slight one-game lead over Chicago–and it’s darn near June.
How else do we explain a (6-15) record vs. the Peg Legs since September of 2009? Six wins against the perennial basement dwellers of baseball—that’s flat out embarrassing.
If saying it isn’t obvious enough, the Cubs have reached a new low, a Pittsburgh-type low, where simply competing vs. actually winning earns the team a pat on the back.
Chicago has yet to win three straight games. They don’t hit in the clutch, they don’t field well and the starting rotation has the worst ERA in all of baseball.
That’s a summary reserved for Pittsburgh-style baseball, not for a team with a $146M payroll—third highest in MLB.
If Saturday’s atrocious 4-2 loss wasn’t another indicator to blow this team up, I don’t know what will be.
How many more games do the Cubs need to lose against Pittsburgh before Hendry and Ricketts get the message?
This isn’t about the Cubs being unlucky. It’s about a bad baseball team hamstrung by bad contracts. And the lowly Pirates continue to prove it.