Posts in category "Carlos Silva"

Why do we even bother - The 2011 Cubs at the halfway point

They’ve played 79 games….eeeeh, close enough. In situations such as the one your 2011 Chicago Cubs find themselves in, the biggest commodity that needs to be doled out is “blame”, although there are some reasons for “praise” as well.  When discharging your own personal Protected By Our Constitution Assault Weapon of Blame, you may choose... Read more »

Jim Hendry sends Silva the Hutt packing!

Hell, right now I am so damn happy that I will overlook the fact that Koyie Hill is still around! Rumors and Tweets were starting to churn yesterday that Jim Hendry did the right thing and picked his pitchers based on performance, not by owed salary.  Many including myself were skeptical of the reports from... Read more »

If there are not roster battles on the 2011 Cubs, there should be

If there are not roster battles on the 2011 Cubs, there should be
We all know that there is some doubt as to whether or not we carry a fifth outfielder or a seventh Behind the Soriano/Byrd/Fooky/Colvin group in the outfield and the ARam/Castro/DeWitt/Baker/Pena infield combo, has Darwin Barney sewn up a spot?  How about Fernando Perez?  Scott Moore?  Soul Patch Johnson?  That’s one roster battle out there. ... Read more »
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What does Carlos Silva have to do to get released?

Last year, he got off to an 8-0 start before letting the wheels completely fall off.  He was removed from a game, then kept on the DL for an extended period, for a heart condition.  This spring, so far, he gave up 6 runs in the first inning in his first start, then came to... Read more »

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful

The 2010 Cubs were great at being awful
The folks at Baseball Reference recently posted an item to their blog titled, 2010 Cubs: Blowout Specialists. The Cubs lost 11 games last season by 10 or more runs; only 12 teams have managed to do that since 1901. How does a team manage to lose repeatedly by ten or more runs? I suppose conceptually it’s... Read more »

Spring Training 2011 Mega Preview: Carlos Silva

A look behind the curtains – we love doing these Season Previews.  In fact, we often assign them to our crack staff of writers at the very beginning of Spring Training, before we really have any clear indication as to what will happen.  In other words, I’ve had Carlos Silva on my tab ever since... Read more »
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