Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
LeCure seems like a nice kid -- he's a good story too (farm hand works his way through the system and onto the big league roster) -- but having seen him pitch a number of times it's pretty clear that he has nothing special in his arsenal. Most organizations are loaded with guys like LeCure -- low ceiling RHPs who can pull a few spot starts but who are ultimately destined to be journeyman AAA guys or swingmen out of the pen.
He's a career 3.77 guy in the minors, and he's going to be 27 in May. If the team is going to be without the services of Cueto and Bailey for an extended period of time, I'm all for seeing if they can do better than Sam LeCure.
Fine idea. But Carlos Silva is the wrong target. I don't think he's better than Lecure, and comes with an attitude that has gotten him run out of three cities now.
Yuck on Silva.