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  1. If Silva manages to manages to maintain this level of production, all Cubs fans should send thank you cards to Milton Bradley, for, without his immaturity and hate for Chicago (despite the bad bat, I think Cubs management would have played the deal out if he wasn’t such a headcase.), Silva would not be wearing a Cubs uniform.

    Comment by Jon — June 7, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

  2. Is there any history/other examples of pitchers making switches like this, and maintaining performance? Throwing a ton of off speed stuff should work, but I would think some of the “trickery” would wear off after a year or two.

    Comment by Rich — June 8, 2010 @ 7:23 am

  3. Well, I think the Cubs fans could also send thank-you cards to some of their media columnists and themselves, who did everything they could to hold up their end of that particularly dysfunctional relationship, just as predicted. (Though it should be noted that Bradley was just one of many targets the Wrigley faithful put into their nasty circular firing squad).

    And yet for all of Silva’s contributions, this year’s Bradley-less Cubs are (currently) still three games behind where they were at the same point with Bradley last year. But I guess we have more than a century’s proof by now that when it comes to Cubs fans, winning isn’t the most important thing.

    Comment by joser — June 8, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

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