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    Cubs pitcher Silva

    Ok he really surprised me.... 6-0 come on... who would have figured that. Sure they have him in games that we could have still won. Still 6-0???



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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    This is ********...........He couldn't keep his ERA under 100 with the Mariners and now he is doing this.


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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    Win, win is an understatement on how much the Cubs gained by getting rid of that dbag and gaining Carlos in return.



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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Ok he really surprised me.... 6-0 come on... who would have figured that. Sure they have him in games that we could have still won. Still 6-0???
    I always thought Carlos Silva could be a heck of a pitcher when he was with the Twins. He had great control and a lot of success early on. I think he only walked like 9 batters one year in nearly 200 innings pitched. That same year, his ERA was under 3.5 (I can't remember exactly).

    Then he got to thinking he was a power pitcher and started overthrowing it. His ball lost some of its movement the harder he threw it, he threw more balls, too, and people just teed off on him. His ERA hovered around 7 (in the high 6s) most of his next year with the Twins. He started to get it back some the year after that, but his ERA was still around 4.50 and he was giving up way more home runs than before. that's not good for a ground-ball pitcher.

    He once threw an 11-hit shutout for the Twins. So he's not an overpowering pitcher. You can get some hits off him. But when he's on, it's just ground ball after ground ball. Some of them find some holes, but the majority don't.



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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    My bet is he ends up with a 4 something era, Silva has always had his good stretches and then he'll hit a few weeks when his sinker isn't as sharp and he gets batted around pretty good. Perhaps he'll avoid that now that he's been using his slider and changeup more frequently but I'm still skeptical.



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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    I am amazed how accurate he is. The catcher doesn't have to move his glove for like 80% of the pitches.


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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    he was great yesterday. 0 walks, 11 K, 2 hit shutout through 7 innings. getting him in the trade was the only decent thing Bradly did for Chicago.



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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    It's too bad he can't pitch all 5 starts. An outing from Silva is wasted when you have Randy Wells with an infinity ERA, what big league pitcher can't get one out? Silva should give some lessons.


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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    Silva 7-0 now....wow...



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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    As long as he keeps the ball down... he's pretty darn effective...



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    Trade him now that his value is high.


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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    Don't need to trade him, just resist the urge after the year to lavish him with a contract. Don't sign this guy to a 4-year $40M contract on December 1st. I'm begging you.


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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    Quote Originally Posted by Neckbeard View Post
    Don't need to trade him, just resist the urge after the year to lavish him with a contract. Don't sign this guy to a 4-year $40M contract on December 1st. I'm begging you.
    He's on contract for 2 years @ 12 mill per.........trade him now! The cubs arent a playoff team this year.


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    Re: Cubs pitcher Silva

    Heck of a pickup. A lot of Cub fans questioned it when they brought him in.

    Who would have thoguht Silva would have been so good and Lilly so bad this season? Thow in Ramirez playing awful and some of the off players hitting well and it's really been a head scratching season for the Cubs so far.



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    Its time for a Cubs firesale!

    Too bad the awful contracts will be so hard to move.


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