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Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Posted on: March 4, 2011 12:52 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 1:24 pm
 

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Carlos SilvaTwo days after his dugout scuffle with Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Silva gave his side to reporters on Friday.

Silva said he was unaware the team had made nine errors in their first three games even before the three the team committed in the first inning of Silva's start. Silva said he said the team needed to "start making plays" and Ramirez "took it personally."

From the Chicago Tribune:

"In spring training, it's a little harder because we don't watch every single game," Silva said. "I didn't even know my team had made that many errors, either. That was a very hard inning, not only for my team or for my coaches, but for me. I was trying to do something here, and I gave up those two homers, and I came to the dugout, I tried to take it easy, to relax, to let it go.

"The only thing I said was, 'We have to start making plays here.' He took it personally. I know it was my mistake. It was my fault because you don't say anything. But he took it personally and that's what happened. We argued in the dugout, and everything stayed there."

It's far from uncommon for starters to have no idea what's going on with a team as a whole in spring, especially this early. 

Silva said he's apologized to Ramirez, but they haven't talked about it since.

Silva added, "I don't like to have problems with anyone, my teammates. That's the worst thing that can happen to you. You spend more time with these guys than your own family. That's the last thing I want. I never had any problems with my teammates."

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Since: Jun 13, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Aramis ya should've taken full advantage of the fact that he probably wasn't gonna hit you back because he can't risk hurtin his pitching hand behind some dumb dugout shit.Shoulda went to town on him.



Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Can I get a link to the video? Please.



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2011 7:45 am
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Here's my humble opinion.  As a Brewer's fan, I am morally required to hate my neighbors to the south.  I wish for bad things to happen to them.  Steve Bartman is one of my favorite people of all time.  All this being said, I do believe the media may have blown this out of proportion more than it deserved.  What Silva has acknowledged is perfectly plausible and I can see practically any reasonable person making the same mistakes (wrong words, wrong time, someone else already on edge taking them wrong).

And while I believe (hope, pray) that the Brewers are the favorite in the NL Central, I worry about the Cubs more than most people this year.  Garza was a great acquisition and there's NO WAY that Pena hits under the Mendoza line again.  This could be a pretty good team, and they always seem to have players that play out of their minds against the Brewers (Dempster, Fukudome, Reed Johnson, etc.)(We have always owned Zambrano though...just my little dig).  I think Silva will revert back to his old Mariners form as opposed to his surge last year, but other than him, the Cubs look tough.



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2011 3:34 am
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

 

The Cubs will be better than you all think.  Garza should do very well in the NL. 


no they won't. The only thing exciting at Wrigley are the fights in the dugout!!




Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 12:57 am
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Sounds like to me, Silva was right.  They do need to start making some plays.   I'm glad I'm not a Cubs fan.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

I'm a 30 year cardinal fan living in Cub country and I keep trying to tell my Cub friends to not make any plans for October.IMO, this Cub team has massive potential.  Possibly 5 solid starters that can hold their own 1-5 to anyone.  Castro is talented.  I see Ramirez having a comeback season.  Soto should be stronger.  Heck, even Soriano could be back.  This is a solid squad that has new leadership and IMO, a lot of potential to get the momentum going early.  And the Brewers seem to always choke.  The Reds are a one year wonder and the Cards are banged up.  Just my opinion.  



Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Personally I think a Blues fan and a Brewers fan should both just shut their traps and stick to worrying about their respective teams.  



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

The Cubs will be better than you all think.  Garza should do very well in the NL. 




Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2011 6:31 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

Carlos Silvbrano?Sealed




Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Cubs' Silva tells his side of fight

budgreenbay, you, my friend, are a tool, and the one who apparently can't read.  I didn't say he didn't acknowledge giving up the home runs. I said (paraphrasing, because it's not written in front of me) he didn't acknowledge that he, having just given up two HRs, shouldn't be yapping when he returns to the dugout. 



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