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    Default Re: Carlos Silva--Just Cut--Has to be Better than Our Fifth Starter

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    First off, they haven't cut him yet, and actually, he could be worse than the 5 we have starting. I'd only consider him if one of the 5 starters were going on the DL. Otherwise, no thanks.

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    Default Re: Carlos Silva--Just Cut--Has to be Better than Our Fifth Starter

    Of course, I would have signed Oliver Perez, too, but you think Silva--assuming he gets cut and is available to us--has less value than Kevin Correia???

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    Default Re: Carlos Silva--Just Cut--Has to be Better than Our Fifth Starter

    Over the last 3 years Silva has thrown under 300 total innings and has an ERA of 5.82.

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    I wouldn't be opposed to signing him to a minor league deal to see if he can stay healthy and show if he can contribute.
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    5.82 would make him an "Ace" on this staff!!!

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    5.82 would make him an "Ace" on this staff!!!
    That's 5.82 on better teams. This guy sucks *** and the only people that would think otherwise are those trolls who thinks "he costs money, so he must be good!"

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    That's 5.82 on better teams. This guy sucks *** and the only people that would think otherwise are those trolls who thinks "he costs money, so he must be good!"
    If you give him a raise, he'll pitch better?

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    Carlos Silva's exiting words annoy CubsEmail Print Comments148 By Bruce Levine
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    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs released Carlos Silva on Sunday and team management didn't mince words when describing their feelings about Silva's verbal attack on pitching coach Mark Riggins and the Cubs organization.

    "Obviously we're dealing with a man at this stage of his career who's not willing to face the facts," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "What he's done for the last few years in his career, except for a two-month period, is way below major league standards. And he seems to have the continual problem [of] blaming everybody but himself."


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    Cubs manager Mike Quade says it was his decision to release pitcher Carlos Silva.
    After learning on Saturday that he wouldn't make the Cubs' 25-man roster, Silva blasted Riggins, saying the pitching coach wasn't honest with him about his potential role on the team. Silva also said that the competition for the fifth starter's job was always weighted against him.

    "I had a lot of chances [to make the team]," Silva said Saturday. "But say what you have to say. That's it. Don't say people are competing for a spot because it wasn't true. They already had their rotation down. It was very clear."

    On Sunday morning, Cubs manager Mike Quade said it was his decision, and his decision alone to drop Silva from the Cubs' 12-man pitching staff.

    "People need to know, whether he was upset with Riggs or whatever, everyone needs to know that this was my call," Quade said. "It wasn't Jim Hendry's. If [Silva wants] to be irritated with somebody, this is on me, OK. It was my decision, complete and totally.

    "I was really disappointed when I heard [Silva's comments]. First of all, he's dead f---ing wrong, OK, about my pitching coach. And I have no f---ing time for that."

    Quade continued to admonish the former Cubs pitcher.

    "Respect is a two-way street," he said. "I don't want to hear anything about respect. If you ain't giving it, you ain't getting it."

    For his part, Riggins chose to take the high road in response to Silva's complaints.

    "I've been through quite a few releases [of other players] at the minor league level," he said. "With everybody it's different. I wish him the best, and if I can help him in any way, the door is always open."

    The Cubs tried all spring to trade Silva, but didn't get any interest from any of the other 29 major league teams. According to a major league source, the Cubs let it be known that they would be willing to eat a large portion of Silva's $11.5 million 2011 salary. The source also said the Cubs were not asking for any players in return. However, there were still no takers.

    Silva has to wait 48 hours for release waivers to clear. After that, he'll receive his check from the Cubs and is free to make any deal that he wants with any other major league team.


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    The Cubs are responsible for Silva's $11.5 million contract. If another team signs Silva to a 2011 contract, the amount the Cubs owe him would be lessened by the amount of that deal. Silva's contract also includes a $2 million buyout of a 2012 option, which the Mariners are responsible for paying at the end of the season. Silva was acquired from the Mariners for Milton Bradley in December 2009.

    Quade remained confident that his choice of Andrew Cashner for the fifth starter's role was the correct move.

    "I can look in the mirror all day long," Quade said. "And I think as an organization, we can."

    Can Silva do the same?

    "That's up to him," Quade said. "He's a grownup. He has to figure that out."

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    Default Re: Carlos Silva--Just Cut--Has to be Better than Our Fifth Starter

    I have a feeling we'll finish above both the Astros and the Cubs...

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    The Pirates do not need Silva.
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    ...but we sure need some pitchers from somewhere...cause ours SUCK......Maybe it is or isn't Silva...but we should be looking around for somebody who can start and produce some quality starts.....this is gonna be one ugly pitching staff if we stay pat.....
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    Default Re: Carlos Silva--Just Cut--Has to be Better than Our Fifth Starter

    It's definitely not Silva. I have a feeling if this starting staff falters, and there's a good chance some of them will, I'd rather see Owens, Morris, Lincoln, Wilson and the other kids get a shot.

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    If we were to get any pitcher from the Cubs, I would want Samardzjia. He has worlds of talent and no good coaching to bring it out of him on a consistent basis because of moving him from starter to reliever.
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    I wonder if Silva's been talking with our boy Ian...kinda sounds similar...

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