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Silva, Quade & Marty

By bullpenbrian - March 3, 2011 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

1.) Right now, Silva is to blame for his poor outing–not Aramis.
2.) The more I learn about Quade the more I like him.
3.) Marty, Marty, Marty…the guy loves hating our Cubs.

1.) This winter Carlos Silva called his audition for the Cubs’ fourth or fifth rotation spot ‘ridiculous.’ Perhaps, but what’s more ridiculous is Silva’s dugout behavior following a tough first inning Wednesday afternoon.

There’s a professional way to call-out teammates. Barking at them between innings isn’t the best method. Not to mention, Silva is stepping on the toes of one, Carlos Zambrano, who’s managed a career of crafting such a role.

Meanwhile, what Silva fails to realize is that three of his own fingers are pointing right back at him while he singles out his own infielders. Since when did allowing two HRs and a walk permit you the right to chewout your defense?

Sometimes, a kick-in-the-pants is what’s needed to motivate a teammate. But Silva should kick his own butt following a poor outing before he lays wood to the guys he’s relying on around him. And as far as Silva being a lock for the rotation–hardly.


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