So much drama in the S.T.L...
Strolling into the weekend with a disappointing 3-6 record, the St. Louis Cardinals are feeling the pressure of playing in the same division as the Cubs and it's starting to show.
When the Cardinals locked up Dexter Fowler this offseason, they molded the outfield to be one of the best units in baseball. Fowler, Piscotty, and Grichuk are the everyday starters, but Matt Adams leveraged himself into the fourth spot with an impressive spring.
That leaves Tommy Pham, the 29-year-old outfielder who has seen plenty of MLB pitching at this point, as the odd man out. Pham is tearing up the Pacific Coast League (.323, three home runs and eight RBI), and his recent Twitter stunt allows us to get a sense of how he feels about teammate Matt Adams getting the fourth-outfield spot:
If you're not 100 percent sure what you're looking at, that's Tommy Pham's verified Twitter account "liking" a FanGraphs post titled, "What's the Point of the Matt Adams Outfield Experiment?"
Cardinals OF Tommy Pham...maybe not pumped about losing time to Matt Adams? pic.twitter.com/lCy9JtBRtA— 12up (@12upSport) April 14, 2017
Well then...there's nothing like a friendly, in-house rivalry that promotes the highest level of competition, right?
Pham is obviously ticked off about Adams getting his chance in the outfield over him, but this is definitely not the way to express that.
Either way, get your popcorn out!