Not all obsessive watches have to be intense.

Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella mentioned earlier this week that pitcher Carlos Silva – received in trade/dump for Milton Bradley – showed up to camp out of shape, which is a euphemism for “planet-like.” The good news is that Silva is at least working on it.

“Silva is a hard worker, there’s no question about it,” Piniella said yesterday. “He might be a hard eater. I’m only joking. He comes out here and works hard. I’m not surprised but very encouraged from what I see.”


That’s good, I suppose, but there’s only so much a guy can do in a few weeks.

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