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08:44 AM ET 03.27 | The Cubs chose Andrew Cashner over Carlos Silva as their fifth starter and rookie Marcos Mateo earned the last bullpen opening. The decision surprised Silva and he criticized pitching coach Mark Riggins for the way the news was delivered Friday. "I'm like, if you have to say something, be straight," Silva said. "He has to learn he's in the big leagues now. There are no kids around here. ??? The way he laid it out, it was like, I don't know what he was trying to do." Silva also suggested he never had a realistic shot at making the rotation. He finished with a 10.90 spring ERA.

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March 27, 2011  08:48 AM ET

Carlos Silva is what you would call a...... slug. Then again the Cubs gave this fat piece of garbage a ton of money.

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March 27, 2011  09:23 AM ET

The Cubs are programed for failure!

March 27, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Carlos Silva is what you would call a...... slug. Then again the Cubs gave this fat piece of garbage a ton of money.

Well technically the Marniers gave that slug the money but the Cubs took him off their hands for the low low price of a Milton Bradley temper tantrum....

March 27, 2011  09:27 AM ET

He is complaining that this is the big leagues but yet he was the work ethic of a sloth....

March 27, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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The Cubs are programed for failure!

What's 'programed'?

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March 27, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Hey Carlos I'm betting you would be in the rotation if you'd posted a sub three ERA in spring training. You didn't. There's no way of knowing if the Cubs had their mind made up before spring training because you were a problem in the club house and stunk up the place on the mound.

Why would they want to keep you after your spring performance. Someone will take a chance on this guy, I hope it's not the Cardinals.

March 27, 2011  10:48 AM ET
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He got pushed out the door because of the youth movement, which is probably a good thing. Too bad he could not showcase a good spring, now he will be difficult to trade. Surprised they were willing to eat his salary. They should have done the same with Samardzija and DeWitt

The player who's salary they should have eaten long ago is Alphonse Soriano. He is like a vampire. With his bad knees, bad glove, bad arm, stupid base running, and his failures to hit in clutch situations, he drains the life out of the Cubbies every year.

March 27, 2011  11:32 AM ET
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Hey Carlos I'm betting you would be in the rotation if you'd posted a sub three ERA in spring training. You didn't. There's no way of knowing if the Cubs had their mind made up before spring training because you were a problem in the club house and stunk up the place on the mound.Why would they want to keep you after your spring performance. Someone will take a chance on this guy, I hope it's not the Cardinals.

You and me both, CF2.

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March 27, 2011  12:06 PM ET
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Someone will take a chance on this guy, I hope it's not the Cardinals.

truth

March 27, 2011  12:18 PM ET

Hey Silva, here's a clue. Take it and use it. I have plenty left over.

March 27, 2011  12:33 PM ET

103 years and still counting..................Gotta love them Cubbies..............WHOO WHOO...........No matter how bad the Sox do I always have the Cubs to lift my spirits.................

March 27, 2011  12:46 PM ET
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103 years and still counting..................Gotta love them Cubbies..............WHOO WHOO...........No matter how bad the Sox do I always have the Cubs to lift my spirits.................

2004 changed everything.

March 27, 2011  12:46 PM ET

Cubs keep being the Cubs...Now they got the headcase Garza to deal with, and the selfish Pena, who refuses to hit to left field with the shift, and hits .200 with zillions of K's and they make $17mil between them. There is a reason the Cubs keep struggling. Cardinals fans must enjoy having the Cubs in their division as much as the Steelers fans enjoy the Bungles & Browns in theirs.

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March 27, 2011  01:19 PM ET

And on the other side of that trade - the M's are extremely happy Milton Bradley is doing what they expected out of him LAST year. He's hitting .355/.429/.581 this spring and is probably going to be the starting left-fielder this year. He even has a smile on his face these days.

 
March 27, 2011  01:29 PM ET
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I believe it's an old wooden ship.

**ZING!**

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