Re: Carlos Silva: Best Fit For Reds?
I would like to see the Reds accomplish 5 priorities this offseason either through trade of free agency (if not by ST, then by the trade deadline).
1. Land a top three starter
2. Land somebody capable of closing and moving Stormy to the 8th inning
3. Add 2 starters to compete with the returning candidates for the 4th and fifth spots (one would be an incentive-laden contract for somebody coming off injury)
4. A RH 4th OF/PH with more pop than Hopper/Freel
5. Minor league depth
Silva would fall into category 3 and will command more money than I'd care to spend unless he had better numbers. I'd rather take my chances with Belisle, Shearn or even Ramirez (not to mention the young guys like Bailey, Cueto and Maloney).