Posts tagged "Carlos Silva"

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue

Blind, unconditional trust in Theo Epstein must continue
On MLB radio today, Jim Memelo and Todd Hollandsworth noted quite correctly that if Jim Hendry was still in the Cubs’ GM chair, with the underwhelming lack of activity so far, that we Cubs fans would be storming 1060 W. Addison with torches and pitchforks.  I mean, eff you, Memelo…I don’t even own a pitchfork!... Read more »

Mike Quade Speaks His Mind on Carlos Silva

  It was a busy weekend for the family, and myself as I got ready for two auction drafts this week. I did stumble accross the fact that the Cubs let Carlos Silva get a jump start on spending his paycheck. Well, the news spread and Silva took a couple shots at the Cubs pitching... Read more »

Assessing The Cubs' Losses Post-Bradley and Silva

Carlos Silva has officially been released, multiple outlets are reporting. With his departure, we can now holistically assess the total amount of value the Cubs received from the contract offered to Milton Bradley prior to the 2009 season. Yes, it’s sort of ridiculous how Milton Bradley somehow managed to make Z look calm and balanced... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

I for one am not diggin' the way Mike Quade is handling his team

I for one am not diggin' the way Mike Quade is handling his team
14 errors in four games.  A churlish fatass has all winter long to consider how to get guys out, and in his first opportunity gives up two long bombs and six runs in the first inning, and has the temerity to go back to the dugout and bitch about it?  In four games, the Cubs... Read more »
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Readers' Blog: Deja Vu All Over Again

Haven’t we seen this one before?  A pitcher named Carlos unhappy with the result of an inning gets into it with his teammates.  It being spring training and all, something like this should be a non issue.  However, it’s our Cubs we’re talking about.  We can’t let anything go.  We’re still talking about Jose Cardenal... Read more »