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    Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

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    #Cubs name Andrew Cashner 5th starter, Marcos Mateo to bullpen.

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    #Cubs tell Carlos Silva they'll try to trade him, but if not, would like him to consider Minor Leagues so he can be insurance for team



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    I hope Quade is more intelligent than Dusty.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    This surprised me...Cashner deserved the spot over Silva, but I still expected the Cubs to go with Silva because of his hefty salary. Good for the Cubbies giving the job to the guy that earned it.


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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Silva won't go to the minors. He'll be released unless the Cubs trade him and eat essentially all of his salary.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Silva has already refused to go to the Minors. Apparently he had a nasty media session today as well.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    This surprised me...Cashner deserved the spot over Silva, but I still expected the Cubs to go with Silva because of his hefty salary. Good for the Cubbies giving the job to the guy that earned it.
    Right on. I had the same concerns, and I love the decision. Hopefully Cashner holds up his end of the bargain.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone_12 View Post
    This surprised me...Cashner deserved the spot over Silva, but I still expected the Cubs to go with Silva because of his hefty salary. Good for the Cubbies giving the job to the guy that earned it.
    Was a concern of mine as well, but stats wise, its impossible to make an argument for Silva. My hopes are that the Cubs have some suitors in mind for a trade for Silva, which made this decision all that much easier. It would be nice to package Silva and Fukudome, somewhere. Could use a solid second baseman, and Michael Young has been wanting out of Texas...



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    It blows my mind that Carlos Silva doesn't seem to realize he's been paid millions of dollars to be an awful pitcher for several years now.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    It blows my mind that Carlos Silva doesn't seem to realize he's been paid millions of dollars to be an awful pitcher for several years now.
    Whether he realizes it or not, it has to be stressful to even consider that your gravy train could slow down or even end.


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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    It blows my mind that Carlos Silva doesn't seem to realize he's been paid millions of dollars to be an awful pitcher for several years now.
    He actually was pretty solid last year with peripherals that back up his performance just health issues.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    theres always next year cubs fans



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Judging by Silva's reaction the Cubs made the right move. The guy seems to have a "me first" attitude and his blowup this spring is just further evidence of that. I don't think he would have taken a demotion to the bullpen very well either and I don't think he would have been a good option out of the pen either so good for the Cubs for cutting ties with an overpaid drama queen who didn't do anything this spring to earn a spot on the roster.


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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Cubs just released his fat ***.



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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Down to one roster spot to fill, I hope they sent Castillo to Iowa and give him a month or two of playing nearly everyday.


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    Re: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

    Agree. As much as I hate Koyie Hill, and I hate him a lot, they really don't have any other choice right now.



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