Originally Posted by pahster
Please, no! I'd rather have Lohse back than Carlos "Pyrite" Silva.
At least we know what we're getting with Lohse, and we could reasonably estimate the price.
With Silva, we have no idea what we're getting, while we know the cost will be astronomical.
Silva, IMO would be a Milton-esque signing due to lack of production based on salary.
Unfortunately, Lohse will also be expensive in this market, and the only reason I'd want him back in the rotation is so that Homer Bailey could have the luxury to be the #5 and learn on the job. If Bailey's in a role other than #5, then I don't think it's an unreasonable thought to feel that he'll have unfair expectations placed on him.
We wouldn't make the playoffs with a rotation of Harang/Arroyo/Lohse/Belisle/Bailey, but at least it would help Bailey's development rather than expecting/wishing he'd produce at a level of anything other than a #5, which realistically in 2008, he won't.