MLB: Cubs name Cashner 5th starter

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by mred, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. mred

    mred Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    5,393
    124
    63
    SE WI
    via Twitter:

     
  2. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    5,674
    103
    63
    Runnells, IA
    I hope Quade is more intelligent than Dusty.
     
  3. Clone_12

    Clone_12 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    2,855
    93
    48
    #3 Clone_12, Mar 26, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011
    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.
     
  4. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    5,805
    101
    63
    Silva won't go to the minors. He'll be released unless the Cubs trade him and eat essentially all of his salary.
     
  5. rworkman83

    rworkman83 Lost in Eastern Iowa
    Staff Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    19,198
    420
    83
    Male
    Sports Information Dir.
    Boone & Cedar Rapids
    Silva has already refused to go to the Minors. Apparently he had a nasty media session today as well.
     
  6. psychlone99

    psychlone99 Well-Known Member

    Right on. I had the same concerns, and I love the decision. Hopefully Cashner holds up his end of the bargain.
     
  7. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    21,030
    653
    113
    Male
    MO/KS
    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...
     
  8. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    5,805
    101
    63
    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.
     
  9. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    67,868
    2,079
    113
    Grad Student
    Jamerica
    Whether he realizes it or not, it has to be stressful to even consider that your gravy train could slow down or even end.
     
  10. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    2,939
    53
    48
    He actually was pretty solid last year with peripherals that back up his performance just health issues.
     
  11. hawkeyeh8r

    hawkeyeh8r Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    2,159
    46
    48
    Ames
    theres always next year cubs fans
     
  12. CYdTracked

    CYdTracked Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    10,007
    226
    63
    IT
    Grimes, IA
    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.
     
  13. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    17,466
    482
    83
    Student
    Illinois
    Cubs just released his fat ***.
     
  14. Cyforce

    Cyforce Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    3,012
    92
    48
    Des Moines
    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.
     
  15. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    17,466
    482
    83
    Student
    Illinois
    Agree. As much as I hate Koyie Hill, and I hate him a lot, they really don't have any other choice right now.
     
  16. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    8,509
    173
    63
    Male
    Recruiting
    Cedar Rapids
    What a great life. Had to go 10-6 last year to make it to 70-70 career record, career 4.68 era. 12.75mil salary this year for a .500 pitcher. God Bless America!! Looks like he was released today.

    Carlos Silva, Chicago Cubs, MLB - CBSSports.com Baseball
     
  17. cycloneman003

    cycloneman003 Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2008
    3,065
    92
    48
    Student
    Clive
    lol what does this have do with the thread? the cubs just made a smart decision that made the team better and saved them some potenial major clubhouse headaches at the same time.
     
  18. mwitt

    mwitt Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    5,805
    101
    63
    Well, a couple of bad moves put them in this position, but I get what you're saying. In a vacuum, they definitely made the right move here.
     
  19. psychlone99

    psychlone99 Well-Known Member

    Correction: He was actually pretty solid for half the year. His ERA was over 11 after the all star break.
     
  20. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    2,939
    53
    48
    Yes an 11 inning sample is completely relevant especially recovering from a heart surgery.
     

Share This Page