Carlos Silva thinks he's a lock to start

Updated: February 15, 2011, 8:15 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- In the mind of Chicago Cubs right-hander Carlos Silva, there's competition for only one rotation spot.

Silva believes he should automatically be given a spot with Carlos Zambrano, Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster. But as far as the Cubs are concerned, Silva is battling Randy Wells, Braden Looper, Todd Wellemeyer, Andrew Cashner, James Russell and Casey Coleman.

"Competition is great," Silva said Tuesday. "But I don't need to show them what I can do. I already showed ...

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