1.) Carlos Silva needs a fresh start–with the Cubs.
2.) Bill James’ 2011 projections for Cubs starters.
3.) Rich Harden, Kyle Farnsworth & Corey Patterson.
1.) I get the feeling many Cubs fans have given up on Carlos Silva. No doubt the guy’s had a terrible spring, and he’s done little, if anything, to back up his macho talk since the Cubs Convention in January. With a little more than two weeks until Opening Day, Silva’s gone from competing for a rotation spot to simply competing for a job–in the bullpen. Time to cut your losses, right?
Well, I haven’t given up on Silva as the Cubs’ fifth starter. Sure, he’s been dreadful in Mesa, but the guy showed real promise last year before health issues ended his season early. So does a bad spring mean he’s washed up? I don’t think so.