Give the gold to Silva
Fine, I'm a glutton for punishment. But I maintain that the Reds should give a nice juicy contract to Carlos Silva this offseason.
My man Carlos, among the top 50 innings-eaters in the majors:
2nd in walks (behind Maddux, tied with Sabathia and Shields)
13th in ground out/fly out ratio
22nd in HR allowed
25th in on-base percentage against (.319)
30th in innings pitched
36th in ERA
Not just the AL, it's both leagues.
I know it's risky. I know there are going to be some undervalued arms out there (for everyone to sign). But come on, Silva is a rock. Do the Reds have a single groundball pitcher in the rotation? Umm, no. So let's get one. Eh?
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