Zach Plesac broke his hand punching the ground, and that end his time with the Cleveland Guardians.
Straight from the school of Trevor Bauer, we have a brand new graduate; Zach Plesac. The starting pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians broke his throwing hand during their recent trip to Seattle due to him punching the ground. We’re not entirely sure why he felt the ground deserved to be punched, maybe it stole his milk money or called him ugly, the ground has not issued a comment yet as to why it believes it was assaulted by Plesac.
Yet, Plesac on the other hand is no stranger to stupid moments in his career. Last year Plesac missed some time because (double checks notes), he took off his shirt too aggressively. It’d be far to say that Plesac has an anger issue. That’s not deniable, if your behavior is causing you to do things that injure yourself, that’s a problem. Getting so mad you rip off your shirt and break your finger is clearly a sign you aren’t ok.
Plesac has proven that he’s too involved in his emotions, and is no longer someone you can rely on. It’s not just about consistent production with athletes, it’s consistency with behavior too. If you don’t know how someone is going to react in a good or bad situation, then you don’t know if you can rely on that player.
We now know and have known, that we can’t rely on Plesac.
Zach Plesac is having a bad week
The fans are blaming Plesac for the drubbing they took at the hands of the Chicago White Sox, who smacked five home runs off of rookie Hunter Gaddis on Thursday. Gaddis wasn’t ready, and it was obvious. Had Plesac been healthy, the rotation would have looked much different, and likely either he or Triston McKenzie would have gotten the start.
So the team isn’t happy with him, the fans aren’t happy with him, and now his agency isn’t happy with him. His talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, dumped him this week after he committed a third boneheaded move in three consecutive seasons. Apparently, they had enough of Trevor Bauer-lite.
Let’s not forget that during the height of Covid, he and Mike Clevinger knowingly broke curfew to go “swap trading cards” with other “baseball players” and then came back to the team hotel and lied about where they were. At the time, Terry Francona was in the midst of some of his worst health issues, including concerns with his heart, and Carlos Carrasco was fresh off of leukemia treatment.
Then he made a cringe-worthy video defending his actions, only for the team to have a meeting and demand that he and Clevinger be removed from the squad. Both would be sent to Lake County where the reserves for the season were, and then Clevinger was ultimately traded.
It seems like Plesac will finally get dealt after this season as he’s become entirely unreliable.