The Pittsburgh Pirates had an absolutely terrible weekend when the St. Louis Cardinals came to town.
The Cardinals have always seemed to have the Pirates’ number and over the weekend they showed why, sweeping their NL Central rivals and improving to 5-1 against them on the year.
The Pirates’ lone victory against the Cardinals came at Busch Stadium on April 10.
Yesterday’s game was an absolute drubbing as Pirates pitchers surrendered 18 runs to the Cards and the offense only scored four runs when St. Louis put in Yadier Molina to pitch.
With the Cards ahead 18-0 in the top of the ninth, NFL insider and overall fun personality Pat McAfee took a screenshot of the score and tweeted it, telling Pirates ownership to sell the team.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 22, 2022
McAfee Has Spoken
This is a pretty strong and harsh message sent by McAfee, but it’s one that needed to be sent.
The Pirates essentially have no hope of even coming close to contention, or .500 for that matter.
This team is of course, a small market team, so their budget is a little thinner than that of the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and even the Cardinals.
But that’s still no excuse for them to not at least make an attempt to try and improve the team.
There are always moves a team can make to get better.
Even the Cincinnati Reds made a move after their fire sale, signing outfielder Tommy Pham.
The Pirates are basically a poverty franchise, and their ownership clearly does not know how to run the team or get them anywhere close to becoming a contender.
And you can bet that there isn’t a plan in place either.
McAfee’s message here is simple.