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New York Yankees’ Desperation: Big Apple’s Other Team Signs Carlos Silva

March 3, 2011, I expressed the belief that the Chicago Cubs must release Carlos Silva. About three weeks later, the Cubs released him.

When Silva learned that he had been released, he laced into pitching coach Mark Riggins and blasted the Cubs.

The pitcher that the desperate New York Yankees signed yesterday claimed that Riggins hadn't been honest with him about his "role." Silva felt the competition for the fifth starting position had been stacked against him.

General manager Jim Hendry didn't mince words.

"Obviously we're dealing with a man at this stage of his career who's not willing to face the facts. What he's done for the last few years in his career, except for a two-month period, is way below major league standards. And he ...

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