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Tommy Pham Is Hitting .038 After Saying He Only Signed With the Reds to Get His Numbers

Yahoo — “I am going to approach this season as a revenge tour. I’m playing to get my numbers, man. I’m being dead honest with you. There is nothing selfish about it. In the past I put up some really good seasons," Pham said.

“I’m playing to get some numbers. I don’t care about anything else. I’m looking out for me. At the end of the day baseball is going to move on without me. I have to get mine right now," he said.

The 34-year-old Pham is an eight-year veteran, spending the last two with the San Diego Padres. He hit .229 last year with 24 doubles, 15 homers, 49 RBIs, 74 runs and 14 stolen bases.

That's some fantastic stuff. Nothing like touting this season as a "revenge tour", pretty much publicly shitting on the franchise that gave you $7.5 million to play baseball for one year and starting the season a whopping .038/.194/.038 with a -20 wRC+ — a wRC+ of 100 is an average MLB player. Maybe -20 was the number Pham was talking about getting.

Literally all you have to say when you sign with a new team is how thankful you are for the opportunity to play for such a great franchise, you're looking forward to putting on the uniform, blah blah blah. You don't have to mean a word of it. But you sure as hell can't say you signed with a last-place team exclusively to put up numbers and then start the season 1-for-26.

Maybe this makes me the asshole, but I'm rooting for this cold streak to extend into June. I want Tommy Pham to have a .317 OPS after 70 games just to be able to blog this quote again. I'm a schadenfreude guy, I guess.