Carlos Silva's exiting words annoy Cubs

Updated: March 28, 2011, 10:07 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs released Carlos Silva on Sunday and team management didn't mince words when describing its feelings about Silva's verbal attack on pitching coach Mark Riggins and the Cubs organization.

"Obviously we're dealing with a man at this stage of his career who's not willing to face the facts," Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "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 seems ...

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