Re: Give the gold to Silva
He may be the best FA pitcher available (probably neck and neck with Lohse) but that doesn't mean he's any good.
He's had a nice year, but it's been built on a HR-rate that's half what it was last year (with a corresponding HR/FB rate which is half what it was last year). I would suggest that he gave up more HR's last year than he should have, and less this year. Figure in the middle for a normal year.
He's likely a 4.75-5.00 ERA in GABP.
He strikes out no one, and isn't likely to get any better.
Someone will pay him more than us, and we should be glad they do.
I'd rather have Lohse, he has more upside, but that doesn't mean I want him.