While the Chicago Cubs were suppose to be battling the Milwaukee Brewers today, they spent most of the first inning battling each other. In the bottom half of the first inning Carlos Silva and the Cubs had a “Carlos Zambrano” like meltdown giving up 6 runs on 3 errors, and two two-run home runs.
When the Cubs returned to the dugout after the inning an altercation took place between certain members of the team. While there have been no confirmation on what players were involved in the fight, Carlos Silva was seen walking off the field while still yelling at a teammate in the dugout.
Cubs officials were quick to do damage control as they told reporters that Silva is not in the right mindset to talk about what happened in the dugout. What the hell is that suppose to mean? It is joke that the Cubs are treating this latest incident involving Silva with baby gloves. Carlos Silva is a grown man, he should not be given the opportunity to hide from the media. We are beginning to see why Silva has a reputation around the majors of being a bad teammate. Everyone knows that altercations are bound to happen between players who spend most of their time with each other, but it hasn’t even been a month yet. There is no reason for Silva to go off on a teammate during game, especially in the fourth game of Spring Training.
If you ask me, this seriously hurts Silva’s chances at making the Cubs’ rotation. Silva’s attitude is a growing concern to me, and should be to Mike Quade. Ever since the start of Spring Training, Silva’s arrogant attitude has not sat well with me. Instead of feeling that he should be handed the rotation spot without earning it, may be Silva should shut up and just pitch and not bitch.