Cubs pitcher Silva

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  1. Dave19642006

    Dave19642006 Well-Known Member

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    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???
     
  2. Tre4ISU

    Tre4ISU Well-Known Member

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

    ZJohnson Well-Known Member

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

    Bipolarcy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. Iastfan112

    Iastfan112 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. tman24

    tman24 Well-Known Member

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    I am amazed how accurate he is. The catcher doesn't have to move his glove for like 80% of the pitches.
     
  7. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Erik4Cy

    Erik4Cy Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. Dave19642006

    Dave19642006 Well-Known Member

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    Silva 7-0 now....wow...
     
  10. Clonegrad07

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

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    Trade him now that his value is high.
     
  12. Neckbeard

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    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.
     
  13. TheCaptain

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    He's on contract for 2 years @ 12 mill per.........trade him now! The cubs arent a playoff team this year.
     
  14. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. TheCaptain

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    Its time for a Cubs firesale!

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

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    The Cubs of recent vintage have not been willing to be a firesale team. I'm not sure why they won't, the tickets have already been sold. Unless they are hundred miles out by the deadline they won't do it this year either. Expect Hendry to try and keep his job by swinging a big deal for a bullpen arm at the deadline and mortgage our future by giving up a good prospect to do it. Go Cubs go?
     
  17. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    That's very hard to predict with new owners.

    I dont' expect the Rickets to do much this year, but expect changes moving forward. Won't be status quo.

    Maybe new coach(Lou maybe needs to be put out to pasture) and maybe new GM.
     
  18. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    He is a better deal than Big Z this year.
     
  19. Rural

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    There are no hitters in the back end of National League lineups. Pitchers are almost always going to look better going AL to NL.
     
  20. bigcyfan82

    bigcyfan82 Active Member

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    There's still A LOT of baseball to be played...
     

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