Re: Carlos Silva: Best Fit For Reds?
I wouldn't want to give him Milton money, but they guy is a decent major league starting pitcher. We have exactly two of those right now. At some point, you have to spend some money -- and not on outfielders. Would I rather they overwhelm the Twins, trade for Santana and sign him to a big extension? Absolutely I would. But that's not going to happen. If they can get Silva for something like three years, $20 million, that's reasonable in this market and would improve the team quite a bit. That ERA would translate pretty favorably to the NL. I'm guessing he'd give us Arroyo-like production, and I'd take that.