Chicago Cubs: Why Carlos Silva Isn’t As Good As His Numbers

May 12, 2010 by  

On a gloomy Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley, Cubs' right-hander Carlos Silva improved to 4-0 in his seventh start of the season. With a 4-3 win over the visiting Florida Marlins, Silva is off to his best start since 2004, where he began the season 5-0 for the Twins.

Sports fans and analysts alike were skeptical when Chicago General Manager Jim Hendry announced that the Cubs, after finishing the 2009 season 86-76, had acquired Silva for clubhouse virus Milton Bradley, and cash, from the Seattle Mariners. 

Bradley has struggled again this season. He's since been placed on the inactive list after asking the Mariners front office for help with "emotional stress."

Silva, meanwhile, has reclaimed his career, ...

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