This spring, so far, he gave up 6 runs in the first inning in his first start, then came to the dugout and had the gall to complain about guys not making plays behind him. This was so incredibly douche-tastic that normally mild-mannered/disinterested/chickenshit Aramis Ramirez said something, shoves were shoved, and the Cubs became the laughing stock of the Spring for several days.
Today, he gave up three baserunners, but no runs, in his first two innings. Then came the third inning, and well, bad stuff done happen.
So in two spring starts, Silva the Hutt has given up 14 runs, 12 earned, in four innings. In my day, a 27 ERA would not win you a spot in the rotation, it would not earn you a 14 million dollar contract, and it would not sit well with the rest of the team, who may be wishing at this point that the innings/reps/pitches were being given to someone who, you know, could pitch without breaking out in cold sweats.
Can we all just decide once and for all that, no matter how bad he is or how presumptuous he seems, it is still better than still having Milton Bradley? Can't they invent some new exotic malady, say he has it, and send him home to watch Telemundo, Food Network, and reruns of "Fat Albert"?
Honest to God, we are wasting valuable resources dealing with this fat pig. Launch his pork chop ass, already??