Re: Give the gold to Silva
So yeah, no more than 9 Million over 3 years.
He'll get much more than that this offseason, so let someone else overpay for Mr. Silva's services.
I'd much rather us try to get Kyle Lohse back via FA for a similar 9 over 3 contract, but I have a feeling someone will overpay for him as well.
You're dreaming if you think you're going to get league-average pitching for those prices these days -- unless you're counting on that thing you decry so much in evaluating Silva -- luck. The only way the Reds run into cheap league-average pitching from outside the system is to get a highly unpredictable performance from somebody on the scrap heap.
I'll take the expensive league-average bird in the hand over the cheap ones out there in the bushes.
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