Originally Posted by rotnoid
nobody would. He's going to get much more than that. He's at least as good as some of the guys that got ridiculous deals last year (Meche and Suppan for example) and he's younger. At 26, he's probably going to get 4/42 at least. It doesn't help that there aren't many young top tier pitchers available this year.
As good as Suppan? Maybe better. Better than Meche? No. Meche knows how to miss bats, Silva doesn't. And I have my doubts that Silva is any kind of groundball specialist. Check out his 2006 season, 38 homers allowed. He's very hittable and history shows that those type pitchers don't do well for the Reds. Silva is also 28, not 26. If I'm the Reds I wouldn't even take phone calls from his agent.