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Quade responds, quite colorfully, to Silva's rips

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08:16 AM ET 03.28 | Carlos Silva is no longer part of the Cubs, thanks in part to a rant to which manager Mike Quade responded -- prefaced by, "First of all" -- with a hail of f-bombs. "And second, respect is a two-way street, period. If you're not willing to give it, you're not getting it. And the third thing -- that everybody needs to know -- this was my call. If you want to be irritated with somebody, this is on me." Pitching coach Mark Riggins, one of Silva's supporters this spring, took the high road. "Carlos has his opinion, and I'll leave it at that," Riggins said. "I try to stay positive with everything. It's water under the bridge. ... It happens. I understand the emotions that go with things." Asked if Silva had apologized, Riggins said, "I'll make no comment on that."

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March 28, 2011  08:27 AM ET

If Lee Elia Junior is THAT sensitive, he's not going to last long in Chicago.

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March 28, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Wow, ballplayers being held accountable for performance and behavior. What a novel concept.

March 28, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Wow, ballplayers being held accountable for performance and behavior. What a novel concept.

By God, the MLBPA is going to have something to say about this!

March 28, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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By God, the MLBPA is going to have something to say about this!

Yup, somewhere in their contract it says you are not allowed to treat ballplayers as adults, you are only permitted to treat them as spoled, bratty, kids. Yup, that's the wording.

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March 28, 2011  09:30 AM ET

writing -- **** -- of any -- which is -- sense -- not making

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March 28, 2011  09:51 AM ET

"You mean I'm expected to perform at a high level in order to be in the starting rotation? But I've won HALF my games."

March 28, 2011  09:52 AM ET

If sense of entitlement were part of what it takes to be a starter, he'd be #1.

March 28, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Maybe athletes should be paid like the rest of us ... earn it. Any chance this permeates throughout the league? Amazing, the entitlements these guys believe they should get - for subpar performance and lower than average social skills...

March 28, 2011  10:12 AM ET

Quade man, you're allright.

March 28, 2011  10:40 AM ET
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Quade man, you're allright.

I still miss Piniella, but this guy will fit the bill. Hopefully he can make our players actually want to win.

March 28, 2011  12:30 PM ET

what thehell is in the water in Chicago?

March 28, 2011  07:11 PM ET

I like it. Kick rocks Silva, you were given plenty of a chance to get your life together and start playing ball.

March 28, 2011  08:42 PM ET

I read a bit different take on this. It was Quade's call so why wasn't he making it instead of the rookie pitching coach? Hendry or Quade should have been giving that talk. It may have gone better.

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March 29, 2011  06:20 AM ET
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If Lee Elia Junior is THAT sensitive, he's not going to last long in Chicago.

Maybe he'll last longer in Kenosha with another sensitive man like you, Markie.

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