Fine, I'm a glutton for punishment. But I maintain that the Reds should give a nice juicy contract to Carlos Silva this offseason.

My man Carlos, among the top 50 innings-eaters in the majors:

2nd in walks (behind Maddux, tied with Sabathia and Shields)

13th in ground out/fly out ratio

22nd in HR allowed

25th in on-base percentage against (.319)

30th in innings pitched

36th in ERA

Not just the AL, it's both leagues.

I know it's risky. I know there are going to be some undervalued arms out there (for everyone to sign). But come on, Silva is a rock. Do the Reds have a single groundball pitcher in the rotation? Umm, no. So let's get one. Eh?