Re: Cubs release Silva citing "performance" as the reason
Definitely surprising. i'm no fan of his, but he was pretty decent last year. Missed some bats, showed good control and kept the ball on the ground. Has to be more to the story.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.