FOURTH PLACE, 12-14


Well, well, well.

WHAT PLACE ARE THE PIRATES IN, FAT ASS?

WHAT’S THE PIRATES’ RECORD NOW, FAT ASS?

I got asked those questions a week or so ago, but didn’t get around to responding until now. The answers are: Fourth place in the NL Central, and 12-14.

The Pirates have lost eight in a row. Among those losses are defeats by 9, 8, 5 and 4.

Typifying the Pirates’ form is RF Gregory Polanco and his play on a sixth-inning triple by the Dodgers’ Kike Hernandez in a 7-6 loss at Los Angeles. The ball hits low on the right-field wall and ricochets by Polanco because he’s got his thumb up his backside. (To see video, click HERE.)

Polanco has been in the big leagues six years, and he’s still clueless. When a ball gets hits into the right-field corner, he looks like a cat chasing a BB around a bathtub. It happens way too often. Polanco gets caught napping, or has the attention span of a goat, or just isn’t trying to get it right. Polanco has all the tools, but no toolbox.

Polanco isn't a backup. He’s a player the Pirates count on. But he keeps proving he can’t be counted on.

Yeah, I know: Polanco hit 23 home runs last season, career high, yada, yada.

It’s not enough. Polanco needs to maximize. He doesn’t. He won’t.

Courtesy of Getty Images.

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