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Silva shouldn't feel slighted

With $11.5 million coming his way, the fiery pitcher makes out like a bandit

Updated: March 28, 2011, 10:00 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- There is a joke somewhere about the Chicago Cubs "eating" Carlos Silva's contract, but I'm not the guy to make it.

After all, my Friday night was centered on a trip to In-N-Out Burger.

But it's safe to say the Cubs will be better off after cutting a significant amount of dead weight with the departure of Silva.

In essence the Cubs were eating his salary from the get-go. The strong first half from last season was a welcome surprise, nothing ...

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